Monaghan online player claims EuroMillions top prize of €500,000

Friday night’s EuroMillions jackpot set to roll to an estimated €85 million

A lucky online player from Co. Monaghan has officially claimed €500,000 after their top prize win in the EuroMillions Plus draw on Tuesday 2nd March.

The winner, who wishes to remain anonymous, spoke of the overwhelming joy they felt after receiving the National Lottery email following the Tuesday night draw: “I’m terrible for not checking my Lottery tickets straight away but on that particular night, I was going through my emails before I went to bed when I saw the email from the National Lottery. The email said I had ‘exciting news’ but I automatically assumed it was for one of the smaller prizes so I wasn’t all that excited initially. When I logged into my account, my jaw nearly hit the floor when I saw that I had won half a million euro. It never even crossed my mind that there would be a chance it could be an amount like that!”

The Monaghan winner, who purchased their winning Quick Pick ticket at on the day of the draw, is still coming to terms with their life-changing win but is excited to put the funds to good use: “The first thing that I want to do is clear my mortgage. It will give me an incredible sense of freedom knowing that I am mortgage free in life practically overnight. This win will change my life so I am going to take some time out before making any further spending plans”, they said.

Meanwhile, Friday night’s EuroMillions jackpot is now set to roll to an estimated €85 million.

A National Lottery spokesperson said: “We encourage all of our players to continue to follow public health guidelines when buying their EuroMillions tickets ahead of tomorrow night’s draw. We expect excitement to build ahead of tomorrow night as the jackpot has been rolling since the €210 million jackpot was won in Switzerland on 26th February. We are urging our players to avoid queues in shops by purchasing their tickets early in-store, in-app and online at”

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 €5.8 Billion has been raised for Good Causes since the National Lottery was established 33 years ago. In 2020 alone, €254 million was raised for local Good Causes in communities across Ireland.