“We’ve been running the same numbers for 18 years”
Celebrations were in full swing in the National Lottery’s winner's room on Wednesday (20th July) as a large family from Co. Wexford collected their Lotto jackpot prize worth €5,612,385 which they won on Wednesday 29th of June.
The ecstatic family, who wish to keep their win private, spoke of their disbelief at winning such a life-changing prize. “We’ve been running the same numbers for 18 years, and couldn’t believe it when they actually came up. Our numbers are made up of birthdays and special dates that mean something to all of us. We must have checked the ticket a hundred times between us”. The large family of 16 have become Ireland’s 6th Lotto jackpot winner of the year. The winning Normal Play Pick ticket was sold in the Day Today store in Slaney Place, Enniscorthy. “We’re looking forward to clearing our mortgages, changing a few cars and going on holiday. We’re a really close family and can’t wait to celebrate together in style”, they added. As there was no winner of the jackpot on Saturday, tonight's Lotto jackpot rolls towards an estimated €4 million.
Meanwhile, a second family syndicate claimed a huge National Lottery prize today. A family from Co.Laois collected their top prize of €500,000 EuroMillions Plus draw which they won on Tuesday 12th of July. The family, who also wish to remain private, spoke of the difference the win will make to their lives. “It cost me €100 to fill up the car yesterday”, one syndicate member said, “this is going to take huge pressure off us and offer us some peace of mind”.
Their winning quick pick ticket was sold on the day of the draw at the Gala store on Grattan Street in Portlaoise, Co. Laois. “As mad as it sounds I’m really looking forward to buying some really expensive wool and knitting myself a gorgeous jumper. It’s a huge hobby of mine”, another syndicate member added.
Store owners Frank Jordan and Kieran Walsh were pictured celebrating with staff members Paige Dunbar, Tricia Carberry, John Morrissey and Cora Redmond after it was revealed that their Wexford store (Day Today, Slaney Place in Enniscorthy) sold a winning Lotto jackpot ticket worth over €5.6 million.
Also taking home a chunky prize today was the top prize winner from last night’s EuroMillions Plus draw. The Dublin player, who wishes to remain private, wasn’t hanging about in claiming their prize and took home an amazing €500,000. The winning ticket was purchased on Monday 18th of July in Jordan’s SuperValu, Fortunestown, Tallaght, Dublin 24.
As a UK player scooped the historic top prize of €230 million in last night’s EuroMillions draw, Friday’s EuroMillions jackpot is now guaranteed to be €17 Million.
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