Family first for Cavan EuroMillions player who plans to share €500,000 win
Friday 13th may be unlucky for some but not for one delighted Cavan native who has officially claimed a €500,000 EuroMillions Plus top prize which they won last Friday, on the 13th of January.
The Cavan player who wishes to keep their win private became the first winner of the EuroMillions Plus top prize of 2023 with a Quick Pick ticket which they purchased on the day of the draw at McMullan’s Daybreak service station in Cootehill in Co. Cavan.
After claiming their €500,000 EuroMillions prize in the National Lottery winners’ room, the overjoyed Cavan player discussed how they coped when they realised they had won the life-changing prize last Friday night. They said: “It still doesn’t feel real! Nothing will ever prepare you for that moment when you check a lottery ticket and you realise you have won such a life-changing prize. To be honest, I have been a bag of nerves ever since I checked the ticket! My first instinct was to get down to the Lotto offices in Dublin straight away and hand over this little piece of paper which is worth a half million euro. It’s such a strange but wonderful feeling at the same time!”
“With all the different emotions that come with a win like this, it’s impossible to make any immediate decisions as to what you will do with a win of this size. The most important thing for me is my family of course. After we clear our mortgage and pay a couple of bills, we will be taking care of our family without any doubt. Everybody will be looked after and we’ll help the children with house deposits and whatnot. It’s such a wonderful gift for us to be able to do that. Other than that, we really haven’t thought about how this win will effect our lives. The weather is pretty cold at the moment so it might be the perfect time for a sun holiday! We’ll book somewhere nice in the coming weeks and we’ll have a proper think about what we want to do when all the fuss and excitement has dies down,” added the lucky Cavan winner.
Also claiming a six-figure prize from the National Lottery today was a Dublin player who claimed a €100,000 prize which he won in the Millionaire Raffle draw on New Year’s Eve. The Dubliner purchased his winning raffle ticket at Dunnes Stores in The Square shopping centre in Tallaght, Dublin 24. And the winning didn’t stop there after another online player, also from Dublin picked up a cheque for €50,000 which they won on the ‘Cash Showdown’ Instant Win Game on the National Lottery App.
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