Three separate National Lottery winners got their Christmas celebrations off to the perfect start as players from Dublin, Galway and Kildare claimed a combined €850,000 in EuroMillions and scratch card prizes.
The biggest winners of the day were a Dublin family syndicate who claimed a €500,000 EuroMillions Plus top prize which they won on Tuesday 1st December with a Quick Pick ticket they purchased at Lidl in Clondalkin, Dublin 22.
The delighted family who wish to keep their win private explained that they remained blissfully unaware of their win until they scanned their €500,000 winning ticket on the National Lottery App over a week later! They said; “We had absolutely no idea that our local Lidl store had sold a winning ticket and as a result, the ticket remained at home, unchecked for well over a week. Eventually, one of the days, I casually picked up the EuroMillions ticket and scanned it on my phone, hoping to see that we’d won a couple of quid at least. I was absolutely knocked for six when this message pops up to tell me to contact the National Lottery. I knew it had to be a big win. What a way to cap off the year we have had, it’s unbelievable!”
The Dublin family have no immediate spending plans for their €500,000 EuroMillions fortune but they said that the win has allowed them to get into the festive spirit early and they plan on thoroughly enjoying the Christmas festivities with close family members.
Also collecting a mouth-watering National Lottery prize today was a lucky Galway man who picked up a €250,000 prize which he won on a €10 Money Multiplier 40X scratch card. The winning €10 scratch card was purchased at Coughlan’s Supermarket in Gort, Co. Galway.
The final big winner to come through the doors of National Lottery offices in Dublin city today was a Co. Kildare woman who won €100,000 on a Christmas Countdown scratch card. The delighted Kildare woman who bought the €10 festive scratch card at the Centra store in Kilcullen, Co. Kildare will share her yuletide wind-fall with her entire family to ensure that they will have the most perfect family Christmas celebration.
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 €5.6 Billion has been raised for Good Causes since the National Lottery as established 32 years ago. In 2019 alone, €250 million was raised for local Good Causes in communities across Ireland.