One family got 2015 off to a lucky start when they won €500,000 in the EuroMillions Plus draw.
Picking up their great prize in National Lottery offices in Dublin today, one of the lucky family members said they couldn’t believe their luck.
“I checked the ticket on Aertel on Saturday morning, 27 December 2014. I couldn’t believe my eyes.”
“I checked and checked and rechecked the numbers again, and again and again. It’s such great news, it’s really hard to take in.”
“I felt very excited when I realised it was true. It took a while for me to calm down’, said the ecstatic winner.
The family currently has no major plans for the win.
‘We intend to look after family members and take a holiday abroad later in the year. I’ll definitely keep playing EuroMillions!,” the lucky winner said.
The lucky EuroMillions Plus ticket was a €6 Quickpick, and was purchased on Christmas Eve, 24 December 2014, in Tuthills store, Laois Shopping Centre, Portlaoise, Co. Laois.
The delighted family, who wish to remain anonymous, has played National Lottery games for many years.