“What a way to start the summer!” - Westmeath winner claims €500,000 EuroMillions Plus top prize

Friday’s EuroMillions jackpot set to roll to €80 million (est)

The Westmeath EuroMillions player who scooped the top prize of €500,000 in the EuroMillions Plus draw on Friday 4th June has officially claimed their prize. The Midlands winner became half a million euro richer after purchasing their winning Quick Pick ticket at the Circle K M6 Athlone Motorway service station in Fossagh, Moate, Co. Westmeath at the beginning of this month.

The Lake county player was overjoyed after scanning their EuroMillions ticket on the National Lottery app: “When I scanned the ticket on my phone, the “You’ve won big!” message popped up on the screen immediately. I thought that maybe it could be the €5,000 prize for the EuroMillions Raffle but when I went through all of the raffle numbers and realized that I didn’t have any of the ones drawn, I was a bit unsure. And then of course I checked the draw results and saw that I had the Plus numbers – what a way to start the summer!”

The lucky winner plans to look after family with the unexpected windfall: “It’s great to be able to clear the mortgage and of course plan some trips away. I’m looking forward to enjoying a big holiday as soon as it’s safe to do so.”

Meanwhile, this Friday’s (2nd July) EuroMillions jackpot is set to roll to an estimated €80 million.

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