Celebrations have kicked off in two South Dublin towns as the National Lottery revealed that the two winning EuroMillions tickets worth over €1 million each were sold in Dún Laoghaire and Inchicore.
Dublin came out on top from Friday nights draw (13th November) as the two tickets worth €1,005,000 were sold in the capital as the National Lottery’s ‘Fortnight of Fortunes’ came to a close.
These two tickets were sold in the Stop Press newsagents on Lower Georges Street, Dún Laoghaire, Co. Dublin and at the Eurospar Tramyard, Spa Road, Inchicore, Dublin 8.
A delighted Mick Kelly, owner of Stop Press in Dún Laoghaire, said: “We are absolutely delighted to have sold a €1 million ticket – it’s by far and away the biggest National Lottery prize we’ve sold since we started up in Dún Laoghaire back in 1994. We are on Lower George’s Street, between St. Michael’s Church and St. Michael’s Hospital, so our customers are mainly from the town and are locals. There is a fair bit of excitement about the town this morning. Best of luck to the winner”.
About 25 kilometres closer to Dublin city centre, Inchicore is where the other millionaire bought their life changing ticket. The owner of the Eurospar Tramyard, Luke Creighan was also celebrating selling his store’s largest National Lottery prize.
He said: “Ah I’m delighted. Delighted for whoever the winner is, I’m delighted for our staff and I’m delighted for our community. It’s a great lift for our village. The staff have been spreading the word to everyone who comes through the doors this morning so there’s a nice buzz to the place – despite the miserable weather. We’ve sold a couple of big winners in the past but in our 12 years here in Inchicore village, none have been as big as this one for €1 million.”
The two ‘Ireland Only Raffle’ winning raffle codes from Friday’s EuroMillions draw, which are both worth €1,005,000 (One Million and Five Thousand Euro) are as follows:
Friday’s EuroMillions draw was the fourth and final draw in the National Lottery’s EuroMillions ‘Fortnight of Fortunes’ which made five brand new millionaires in Ireland over two weeks with a series of special EuroMillions ‘Ireland Only Raffle’ events.
A National Lottery spokesperson said: “With Christmas on the horizon there could hardly be a better time to become a millionaire. Two lucky players, one in Inchiore and one in Dún Laoghaire, will soon know all about that winning feeling! We are encouraging all players in both towns and their surrounding areas this morning to check their tickets very carefully, being sure to check their numbers and raffle codes. If you are one of these lucky ticketholders, we ask you to sign the back of the ticket and contact our prize claims team on 1800 666 222 or email firstname.lastname@example.org and we will make arrangements for you to collect your prize well in time for the festive season.”
The first two ‘Fortnight of Fortunes’ €1 million winning tickets were sold in Dublin. One was bought at the Mace store in the Deansrath shopping centre in Clondalkin, Dublin 22, on Tuesday 3rd November. The second was bought at the Bookstation store in Stillorgan Shopping Centre, Stillorgan, Co. Dublin. Last Tuesday, a ticket bought in Sweeney Oil service station in Clifden, Co. Galway made one lucky player the third ‘Fortnight of Fortunes’ millionaire.
Typically, in every single EuroMillions draw, ten players in Ireland win €5,000 on the ‘Ireland Only Raffle’. In last night’s draw, an additional €1 million was added to the special raffle draw and among the ten winners of €5,000, one of those winners won an additional €1 million.
Nearly 30 cent in every €1 spent on all National Lottery games goes back to Good Causes in the areas of sport, youth, health, welfare, education, arts, heritage, and the Irish Language. In total more than €5.8 Billion has been raised for Good Causes since the National Lottery was established 33 years ago. In 2019 alone, €252 million was raised for local Good Causes in communities across Ireland.