Limerick family syndicate claim €500,000 EuroMillions prize

“I left a ticket worth half a million euro outside the house in an unlocked car – I had no idea we had won!”


A jubilant large family syndicate from Co. Limerick had their dreams realised in Dublin after they visited the famous Winners’ Room at National Lottery offices to claim a €500,000 prize which they won on the EuroMillions Plus draw on Friday 10th November.

The Limerick syndicate won their €500,000 fortune with a Quick Pick ticket they purchased at the Daybreak store at Elm Court Service Station in Ballyneety, Co. Limerick.
The Limerick family collectively burst into laughter when asked about the safe location they had kept their ticket ahead of their claim.
“You won’t believe it. I left a ticket worth half a million euro outside the house in an unlocked car. I had no idea we had won. For those few days, it was definitely the most valuable car in Limerick,” laughed the father of the group.
“We’d heard about the win in Limerick alright but once I heard where the winning ticket was sold, I made a dash for the car. I grabbed the ticket from the side of the car door and sure enough, there were five of the winning numbers all in a row. We’re absolutely blessed that the ticket was still there, I’m just glad to hand it in now and finally have the lottery cheque in my hand heading out the door,” he said.
The Limerick family plan to put their winnings to good use by making payments on mortgages but first and foremost is a family Christmas celebration to remember:

“We’re a large group so we won’t have much change left once we pay off our mortgages and other small loans that we have. We’ll enjoy the celebrations for sure and we’ll have a very nice Christmas together. More than the money itself, it’s been a very exciting couple of weeks and to have this experience with the entire family is priceless in itself,” added the Limerick dad.

Meanwhile, the National Lottery have confirmed that Friday’s (December 1st) EuroMillions jackpot is a GUARANTEED €200 Million. The National Lottery has advised players dreaming of winning big in the Friday 1st December draw to purchase their tickets early either in-store, through the National Lottery app or at ahead of the 7:30pm deadline for ticket sales on Friday evening. 

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