Wexford player rounds off a big night for Irish players in EuroMillions draw with €500,000 win
Someone in Co. Galway has woken up as Ireland’s newest millionaire following Friday night’s EuroMillions ‘Ireland Only Raffle’ draw. The special raffle event guarantees to make four brand new millionaires in Ireland over the month of August. The winning ticket worth €1 million was sold on the day of the draw in Costcutter, Bealadangan, Co. Galway.
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 9 winners of €5,000, one of those winners won an additional €1 million.
The ‘Ireland Only Raffle’ winning raffle code in last night’s EuroMillions draw, which is worth €1,005,000 million to one Galway player is: I – NCR – 419
Owner of the store Noel Daniels said he was over the moon to get the call, as this isn’t his stores first win:
“I’m shocked and delighted that we’d had such a big second win in such a short period of time. Last November we sold a winning ticket worth over a million to another customer. I’m just delighted, I’ve a feeling its someone local as we’ve such loyal regular customers”, he said.
“I took over the business twelve months ago, so I must be bringing some element of luck myself! We’re all looking forward to the buzz this will create over the next couple of days and we wish the winner every best with their prize”, he added.
Costcutter, Bealadangan, Co. Galway sold the winning ticket for last nights (Friday 19th of August) EuroMillions Ireland Only Raffle draw worth €1,005,000. Pictured celebrating is staff from the store and Conor Donohue from the National Lottery.
Last night’s draw also a player from Wexford scoop the EuroMillions top prize of €500,000. The winning quick pick ticket was sold on the day of the draw in Corrigan’s Spar Supermarket, Main Street, Oulert, Gorey, Co. Wexford.
The winning numbers in the EuroMillions Plus draw which are worth a cool €500,000 to one Wexford player are: 8, 16, 17, 39, 44
The National Lottery is encouraging all of its players to check their tickets carefully. There was no winner of the €77,782,771 jackpot on offer, which now rolls to an estimated €85 million next Tuesday 23rd of August.
A National Lottery spokesperson said: “Imagine how it would feel to wake up more than €1 million better off? Well one Galway player won’t have to imagine that this morning as they are living this dream. We are asking everyone in Galway to check those tickets and see if their raffle code is I – NCR – 41927. 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.”
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