Galway Man Leaves Lottery HQ €500,000 Richer!

“His face was grey with shock!”

A National Lottery player from Co. Galway picked up a cheque worth €500,000 in Lottery HQ this afternoon after scooping the EuroMillions Plus top prize in Friday’s 30th of June draw. 

The Ballinasloe man who purchased the winning ticket at the EuroSpar store at St. Michael’s Square in Townparks on Friday 30th of June, revealed that he’s been playing the same numbers for the last 12 months: “I’ve been playing the same numbers for the past year. I’ve carefully selected them. I couldn’t believe it when I checked online and saw them all there. I wobbled out to the kitchen to tell my wife the news. I don’t think she believed me at first”, he said. 

“His face was grey with shock when he came into the room and then he whispered to me that he thinks he just won half a million euro”, she chirped.  

“It’s just been so surreal the past week reading the papers and listening to the radio and hearing presenters talk about the big winners from Ballinasloe and we’re sitting there thinking that’s us!”, he added. 

Today’s claim comes off the off the back of a recent spate of wins in the City of Tribes. Over the past two weeks three Galwegians have scooped the EuroMillions Plus top prize of €500,000. 

The previous Friday night draw (23rd June), another Ballinasloe player scooped their €500,000 win after purchasing their ticket at the Corrib Oil in Brackernagh and just this Tuesday gone (4th of July) a player Ballybrit became half a million euro richer after purchasing their winning ticket in McGreal’s Mace in Ballybrit Court, Ballybrit, Co. Galway. 

Meanwhile, there was no winner of last Tuesday’s (4th of July) EuroMillions jackpot of €49,799,831, which means tomorrow’s jackpot rolls to an estimated €65 Million euro. 

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