Thursday 17 January 2019

'Our dreams have come true,' say €39m jackpot winners

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Sean Nolan

A member of the small family syndicate that won a €39m EuroMillions jackpot has told how group members have been "laughing and crying" since finding out about the windfall.

The punters, who have chosen to keep the win private, collected the cheque at National Lottery headquarters yesterday. It was won on the final EuroMillions draw of 2017.

The ticket was sold in The Village Shop in Malahide on the day of the draw.

A spokesperson for the group said that when he checked the ticket and found out they had won the jackpot he felt "dizzy".

"I play EuroMillions regularly and I checked my ticket as normal in a shop the morning after the draw," he said.

"A message came up to contact the National Lottery. I knew then that we had won. I just went dizzy."

The man then went home to tell his family the news.

"We kept looking at each other, laughing and crying. Our dreams have come true."

Irish Independent

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