Mayo player claims EuroMillions Plus Top Prize worth €500,000 in National Lottery HQ

“Dollywood here we come!”

There was lot’s excitement and giddiness in the National Lottery’s Winners room on Monday afternoon (14th November) after a player from Co. Mayo claimed their EuroMillions plus top prize ticket worth a whopping €500,000. 

The player, who wishes to remain private, spoke of what they did when they found out they’d won the incredible prize: “I thought I was seeing things – €500,000 flashed up on the app on my phone. I had to check it three times to be sure. Then I ran down the house roaring and got everyone up out of their beds to celebrate!”, they said.  

The player from Charlestown in Co. Mayo purchased their EuroMillions Plus ticket worth €500,000 on the National Lottery app.  

“We’re proud Charlestown locals, with a young family just starting out. This has come at the most perfect time in our lives. We’ve just secured a mortgage and are building our forever home”, one family member said. 

“Dollywood here we come!”, another family member shouted with glee throwing their hands in the air. The room erupted with laughter as giddiness and excitement took over. 

Meanwhile, as tonight’s EuroMillions Jackpot rolls to an estimated €40 Million, TEN Irish players are GUARANTEED €50,000 in tonight’s EuroMillions draw as the National Lottery kickstarts their ’12 Draws of Christmas’ Raffle. 

As with every EuroMillions draw the ‘Ireland Only Raffle’ sees 10 raffle codes generated with each winning €5,000. However, in this special promotion, raffle players will win €50,000 instead of €5,000 over the next 12 draws.  

Players hoping to be in with a chance of becoming Ireland’s second EuroMillions jackpot winner of the year or big raffle winner are reminded that tickets can be purchased in-store, through the National Lottery app or at ahead of the cut-off time for ticket sales at 7.30 pm this evening.    

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 €6 Billion has been raised for Good Causes since the National Lottery was established 35 years ago. In 2021 alone, €304 million was raised for local Good Causes in communities across Ireland.  

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