There were gasps of disbelief in the National Lottery’s winners' room this afternoon (25th May) after a family syndicate collected a cheque worth a whopping €500,000 which they won in the EuroMillions plus draw last Friday (19th May).
The syndicate, who wish to remain private, spoke of what they did when they found out they’d won the incredible prize: “I checked the ticket on the app and thought I’d won €500. I was absolutely delighted! I got another family member to come and check my phone to make sure my eyes weren’t deceiving me, and they were because I’d won €500,000!!”, said the ticketholder.
“I thought she was pulling one of these Tik Tok pranks on me”, chirped the other syndicate member. “She was just way too calm”.
It’s business as usual for the Kildare syndicate, who hope to keep life going as normal as ever. “We’ve no plans yet, just really letting it all sink in. We’re very much looking forward to sharing the money with family to help them out”, they added.
The winning EuroMillions Plus ticket worth €500,000 was purchased on the National Lottery app.
Meanwhile, as tonight’s EuroMillions Jackpot rolls to an estimated €75 Million. Players hoping to be in with a chance of becoming Ireland’s first EuroMillions jackpot winner of the year are reminded that tickets can be purchased in-store, through the National Lottery app or at email@example.com ahead of the cut-off time for ticket sales at 7.30 pm this evening.
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