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€94m jackpot winner contacts Lottery HQ

IRELAND'S €94m Euromillions jackpot winner has made contact with the National Lottery to claim their prize.

The winner – who bought their ticket in Dublin – contacted the National Lottery Head Offices yesterday but officials said they wish to remain anonymous for now.

The National Lottery is working to "progress" the prize claim and would only confirm that the ticket was bought in the Dublin region.

The life-changing win for Ireland's newest millionaire sees them pocket €93.9m from the Euromillions draw on Tuesday night, sharing the jackpot of almost €188m with a winner in Belgium.

The huge lotto win will catapult the winner into Ireland's Rich List, coming in at number 96.

Rumours were widespread about where the winning ticket was sold. Celebrations in Sallins, Co Kildare, were quickly brought to a halt after the National Lottery confirmed that the ticket had been sold elsewhere.

Rumours

The store in Sallins has previously sold two winning tickets in the past.

Dolores McNamara holds the record for the largest lottery win after collecting over €115m in 2005.

She bought a €1.7m house by Lough Derg, a property in Turkey and a couple of racehorses after her win.

In July 2008, a €15m winning ticket was sold in Carrick-on-Suir, Co Tipperary, while a €29.4m jackpot winning ticket was sold in Dublin in June 2009.

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