Two new Irish millionaires to be minted tomorrow night as EuroMillions ‘Fortnight of Fortunes’ comes to a close
A service station in the Connemara town of Clifden in Galway has been announced as the location where a EuroMillions ticket worth more than €1 million was sold from a draw last Tuesday (11th November).
The National Lottery has announced that the ‘Ireland Only Raffle’ winner bought their ticket at Sweeney Oil Service Station on the Galway Road, Clifden, Co. Galway. The lucky Quick Pick ticket was sold on the day of the draw.
Speaking on selling this winning ticket, Liam Killeen, Retail Manager of Sweeney Oil said: “It’s incredible news. Can you believe that it’s just over 20 years since we last sold a major National Lottery winning ticket? Back then the prize was worth €1 million too! These days, with travel restrictions, pretty much all our trade comes from our customers in the local area so let’s hope that this winner is someone in our community. There’s great excitement here this morning and we’ve been spreading the news to our customers in the service station, reminding them all to check their tickets. Whoever it is we congratulate them and wish them the very best of luck with it!”
The ‘Ireland Only Raffle’ winning raffle code from Tuesday’s EuroMillions draw, which is worth €1,005,000 (One Million and Five Thousand Euro) to one lucky Galway player is: I - JXR – 67753.
People in Clifden and its surrounding areas in Galway are now being encouraged to check their EuroMillions tickets carefully. A spokesperson from the National Lottery said: “Clifden is a town which is no stranger to a Lottery win as just last August a winning Lotto jackpot ticket worth €7.3 million was sold at Rogan’s Gala store in Clifden so maybe there’s something in the sea air in the town! If you played EuroMillions in the Clifden area recently we are asking you to check your raffle code is I-JXR–67753. If that code matches the one on your EuroMillions ticket then we would ask you to sign the back of the ticket and contact our prize claims team on 1800 666 222 or email email@example.com and we will make arrangements for you to collect your prize.”
Tuesday’s EuroMillions draw was the third draw in the eagerly anticipated EuroMillions ‘Fortnight of Fortunes’ which guarantees to make five brand new millionaires in Ireland over two weeks with a series of special EuroMillions ‘Ireland Only Raffle’ events.
These raffle events guarantee one Irish winner of €1 million in each EuroMillions draw on Tuesday 3rd November, Friday 6th November and Tuesday 10th November. The ‘Fortnight of Fortunes’ will come to a dramatic close this Friday 13th November when not one, but two EuroMillions players in Ireland will win a life changing €1 million each.
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.
The Lottery spokesperson reminded players across the country that the winning will not stop here and said: “The ‘Fortnight of Fortunes’ will come to a dramatic climax tomorrow, Friday 13th, which will be lucky for some, as the ‘Ireland Only Raffle’ as part of the EuroMillions draw, will make two new guaranteed millionaires. Be sure to buy your EuroMillions ticket before 7:30pm on the day of the draw for your double chance to become a 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.
How do I enter the ‘Ireland Only Raffle’?
Every player in Ireland who buys a ticket for any EuroMillions draw between Tuesday 3rd November and Friday 13th November will be automatically entered into the ‘Ireland Only Raffle’ for that corresponding draw. A unique code on each ticket will be the player’s raffle number. Five players over the ‘Fortnight of Fortunes’ will become guaranteed millionaires. It could be you!
How does this work?
As with every EuroMillions draw the ‘Ireland Only Raffle sees 10 winners, drawn at random, receive €5,000. One of these ten winners will then have an additional €1 million added to their prize in the first three of the four draws over the two weeks. On the fourth, and final, draw two winners of the ‘Ireland Only Raffle’ will win an extra €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.