Winners Room Update! Two National Lottery players claim over €500,000

Wicklow man claims €318,087 from last Friday’s draw

Sligo syndicate take home a cheque for €250,000

This week, a Wicklow man and Sligo syndicate claimed over €500,000 in prizes won in the EuroMillions and Lotto games over the past number of weeks. 

The Wicklow winner scooped their share of the fund after matching five numbers and one lucky star in the Friday 23rd June EuroMillions draw to win €318,087. The winning ticket was purchased at The Gem on Quinsborough Road in Bray.  

The Wicklow man explained that it was a few days before he even thought of checking his ticket. 

“I had the ticket in my pocket all weekend before it even crossed my mind to check it on the Monday after the draw. When I scanned the ticket on the app, I got the message to say ‘You’ve Won Big’ but I had no idea just how much I had actually won. I rang the Claims Department and it was only then that I found out just how big I won. It was a total shock - I’ve never won anything in my life! I have been lucky in other ways in life but never like this. I even had to ring the Claims team back to double check the exact amount because it was so overwhelming hearing it the first time!”

The Wicklow winner plans to help family out with his Friday night win: “Family really is the most important thing so I’ll be helping them out as much as I can.”

Meanwhile, a syndicate from Sligo claimed €250,000 which they won in the 20th May Lotto Plus 2 draw after purchasing their ticket online.  

The Sligo winners admitted that this was by far the largest amount that they had ever won. 

“Before this, I think €3 was the highest amount that I ever saw in my winnings. Even when I logged into my account on the night of the draw, I didn’t notice the huge amount. It was the morning after the draw when I realized the €250,000 looking back at me! At that stage, we were all checking it to make sure we weren’t seeing things.” 

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