Clare man surprises friends with €195,998 EuroMillions win

Clare man surprises friends with €195,998 EuroMillions win

A plucky young man from Co. Clare gave his two friends a surprise when he brought them to the National Lottery offices in Dublin.

‘We had no idea where he was bringing us until we got inside the door,’ laughed one of his friends.

The winning ticket holder from Clare pocketed a cool €195,998 after he Matched 5 and a Lucky Star in the EuroMillions draw on Friday 07 October. The winning ticket was sold online via the National Lottery App.

The winner, who wishes to remain anonymous, said:

"I asked the two lads to come with me to Dublin today but I didn’t tell where we were going. I could have come on my own but I wanted to share the experience with my two best friends. I’m going to enjoy the win over the next couple of days but first, I have plans to pay off my mortgage and we will see what is left after that".

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