Wednesday 22 January 2020

Revealed: 'The happiest room in Ireland' - Inside the millionaire's room at National Lottery HQ

Amy Mulvaney

It's an experience that many dream of having, but what is it really like to go inside the millionaire's room at National Lottery HQ?

Each year, dozens of people walk in the door of National Lottery HQ, Abbey Street, only to emerge a short time later with a fortune of thousands or even millions under their belt, and the knowledge that their lives have changed forever.

The millionaire's room, also known as the winner's room, is located on the third floor of the building. Upon arrival, the winner is taken to the room after ringing to say they'll be stopping by. They're then treated to champagne, tea, coffee or whatever refreshment they choose, while celebrating with friends and family - or sometimes on their own.

While in the room, which is decorated with cream leather couches and features a spotlight ceiling, the winner is shown a video presented by Craig Doyle, advising them on how to handle their new fortune.

PR and Communications Manager with Premier Lotteries Ireland, Miriam Donohue told some of the stories that have stuck with her over the past year, including one of a Dublin woman who got her winning sum very wrong.

Watch the full video below to experience the room (hopefully not for the only time) and hear some of Ms Donohue's best stories.

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