August was a very busy and successful month for Irish EuroMillions players all over the country.
Four new millionaires were made in the EuroMillions special ‘Ireland only Raffle.’ This kicked off on Friday 5th of August a player from Co. Sligo became the first millionaire of the special raffle, after purchasing their winning ticket worth €1,005,000 million in The Regional Stores, Ballinode in Co. Sligo. The winner, who wishes to keep their win private, spoke of their shock when they realised, they’d won the live-changing prize: “I was walking around with this ticket in my pocket for a full week not realising how much it was worth! I couldn’t believe it when I was told it was over €1million! You know, you always dream about winning but you never think it’s actually going to be you. I’ve no big plans yet for the money but it’s definitely going to take the pressure off as the cost of living has gone so expensive”, they said.
The second millionaire was made on Friday 12th of August, when a player from Co. Tipperary purchased the winning quick pick ticket worth €1 million online or through the National Lottery App. The winner who also wishes to keep their win private, is looking forward to celebrating with family: “When I found out I’d just become a millionaire, I had to sit down! I just couldn’t get my head around it, I still can’t! I’m looking forward to taking the family on a well- deserved holiday. We’re thinking of maybe going to Dubai and doing it a proper 5-star luxury style holiday”, they said.
On Friday 19th of August, a player from Co. Galway become the third millionaire after purchasing their winning ticket worth €1,005,000 on the day of the draw in Costcutter, Bealadangan, Co. Galway.
And on the 26th of August a winner from Kildare rounded up the month as the fourth millionaire made in the special EuroMillions, ‘Ireland Only Raffle’, after purchasing their ticket worth €1,005,000 online or on the National Lottery App.
Also in the month of August, three Irish players scooped the EuroMillions plus top prize of €500,000. The first winner was from Co. Kildare on Tuesday 9th of August. The player purchased their ticket three days before the draw on Saturday 6th of August in News 4 U based in Glenroyal Shopping Centre, Maynooth, Co Kildare.
It was a big night for Irish winners in Friday night’s (12th August) EuroMillions draw which seen over 55,000 players win prizes. Among those prize winners was another Dublin player who scooped the top prize of €500,000 in the EuroMillions Plus draw. The winning Quick Pick ticket was sold at the Tesco store in Liffey Valley in Clondalkin on the day of the draw.
On Friday 12th August a player from Dublin was the second to take home the EuroMillions plus top prize after purchasing their quick pick ticket on the day of the draw in Tesco Liffey Valley, Fonthill Road, Clondalkin, Dublin 22.
One week later Friday 19th of August, Nuala Croke became the third Irish player of the month to scoop the EuroMillions top prize of €500,000. The Wexford native brought her large family and friends to National Lottery HQ to celebrate the big win and collect the handsome prize. She revealed the story behind the winning ticket: “I went into the shop to pick up some bread, milk and a packet of biscuits. I had a few bob left over so I purchased one line of a EuroMillions plus ticket. When the winning shop was announced, I didn’t think I won because I’d convinced myself I’d bought it in another shop. My friend Bridget told me to go check my ticket, she had a feeling I was the winner, and when I went to look for the ticket – I couldn’t find it anywhere!”, she recounted. “It was only a couple of days later, low and behold I found the ticket in my purse. So, I gathered some friends together in my house and I rang the National Lottery Claims Department. That’s when they informed me my ticket was worth €500,000! Well the entire room erupted roaring and cheering it was just electric”, she added.
Nuala Croke purchased the winning quick pick ticket on the day of the draw in Corrigan’s Spar Supermarket, Main Street, Oulert, Gorey, Co. Wexford.
On Friday 5th of August a player from Co. Meath won the match 5 prize worth €32,589. Gala, they purchased their quick pick ticket on the day of the draw in The Brink Service Station, Rathdrinagh, Beauparc, Navan, Co. Meath.
A player from Co. Mayo matched five numbers in the EuroMillions draw on Tuesday 23rd of August, to scoop €152,670. The winning Normal Play ticket was sold on the 9th of August in Hoban’s, Centra, The Quay Westport, Co Mayo
And on Friday 26th of August a player from Dublin matched five numbers in the EuroMillions draw to score €143, 631. The winning quick pick ticket was purchased in Spar on the Ballyfermot Road, Dublin 10.