“I’m going to hit Grafton Street to buy myself something nice”
There was nothing but celebrations today in the National Lottery’s winners' room as THREE separate players came in to collect whopping prizes which they won in Lotto, EuroMillions and scratch card games. The first winner through the doors this afternoon was a man from Wexford who won an incredible €418,978 after matching 5 numbers and the bonus in last Wednesday night’s (7th June) Lotto draw.
The player, who wishes to keep their win private, purchased the winning ticket on the National Lottery app. They re-lived the moment they discovered they’d won the amazing prize: “I found out the night of the draw. I checked the app and saw all these numbers flash up on my phone, I couldn’t believe my eyes. I didn’t tell anyone at first, I needed a bit of time to process it myself and believe it or not, I went to bed that night and had the best sleep of my life! The next morning, I organised a family get-together over lunch and I thought I’d have a bit of fun with them, so I said I’d won €418 in the Lotto. They were happy out and congratulated me, but then I interrupted their celebrations to say, sorry did I say €418? I meant to say €418,000!!”, laughed the winner.
Also claiming a substantial prize today was a player from Tipperary who won a whopping €500,000 in the EuroMillions Plus draw on Tuesday 13th of June. The winning quick pick ticket was purchased at Centra, Old Bridge, Clonmel, Co. Tipperary.
The player bought their ticket the night of the draw and didn’t check until the following morning; “I never check my tickets the night of the draw, because if I did win something, I wouldn’t be able to get a wink of sleep that night. I checked the following morning and nearly took weak! I told my partner who stored it away safely in the cupboard beside our passports –which we also plan to be using a lot more soon!”, he said. “I’m going to hit Grafton Street to buy myself something nice”, laughed his partner.
A trip to Switzerland and New York City are just two of the top destinations this couple hope to travel to first following their big win.
A second winner from Tipperary travelled up to Dublin today to collect a cheque worth a handsome €45,000 which they won on a scratch card. The player won the Top Prize on the Fire 4’s Ice 5’s scratch card purchased at Top Oil Service Station in Cahir, Co Tipperary. A holiday to Greece, a new car and some home improvements are just some of the plans the winner has with their new-found prize money.
Meanwhile the anticipation is palpable as the nation eagerly awaits the draw for tonight's staggering €12.5 million (estimated) Lotto jackpot - the biggest jackpot on offer so far this year.
As we get closer to the draw, the National Lottery are reminding players that the cut-off time for ticket sales is 7.45pm on Saturday evening and tickets can be purchased in-store, through the National Lottery app or at http://www.lottery.ie/.
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