From Galway to Graceland

Kilkenny player claims €500,000 EuroMillions Plus prize

A National Lottery player from Galway is still in disbelief after claiming their EuroMillions ‘Ireland Only Raffle’ ticket worth a staggering €1,005,000 this afternoon. 

The player, who wishes to remain private, said they didn’t realise they had the winning ticket: 

“I was looking at my ticket and it didn’t have any of the EuroMillions numbers, I didn’t think I’d won anything, so I threw it somewhere in the car. I completely forgot to check the raffle code on the bottom of the ticket! A few weeks later I decided to do a clear out of the car and I found the ticket wedged down the side of the seat. I scanned the ticket on the app and called the National Lottery Claims Team and that’s when they told me I was a millionaire! I couldn’t speak, I was in such complete and utter shock!”, they said.  

“I had a plan to surprise my wife for her birthday by putting the cheque in the card, but my great plan lasted all of one hour, I just had to tell her, I couldn’t keep it a secret any longer!”, they added.

The Galway player purchased the winning EuroMillions ticket worth €1,005,000 on the day of the draw, Friday 19th August, in Costcutter, Bealadangan, Co. Galway. They revealed some plans they hope to achieve with the new life-changing prize. 

“We’ve always wanted to go to Graceland in Memphis to visit the home of Elvis Presley, the King of Rock and Roll himself. That’s all we have in mind for the moment, we’re still letting it all sink in”, they said. 

Also claiming their prize in Lottery HQ today was a player from Kilkenny who took home the EuroMillions top prize worth €500,000.  The winning Normal Play ticket was sold on the 25th of August at Caulfield’s SuperValu store in Loughboy, on the outskirts of Kilkenny city.  

The player, who also wishes to remain private, is looking forward to looking after their family and upgrading their car. 

NO REPRO FEE: 20th September 2022. EuroMillions Plus - €500,000 Win. Staff at Caulfields SuperValu, Loughboy Shopping Centre, Co. Kilkenny celebrate with Fran Whearty of the National Lottery having sold the latest EuroMillions Plus - €500,000 Winning ticket. Picture: Vicky Comerford - Mac Innes Photography

Staff at Caulfield’s SuperValu store in Loughboy in Co. Kilkenny celebrate after they sell a EuroMillions Plus top prize-winning ticket in last Friday’s (16th September) draw. 

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