Donegal Christmas Millionaire Raffle winner claims €250,000 prize

Donegal Christmas Millionaire Raffle winner claims €250,000 prize

The search is over for the owner of the lucky Millionaire Raffle ticket which won the second highest prize of €250,000 in the New Year’s Eve draw on Saturday 31 December 2016.

The very lucky Donegal man could not hide his delight as he claimed a cheque for a quarter of a million euro at National Lottery headquarters in Dublin.

‘First thing first, I will be putting the cheque into the bank and paying off my mortgage,’ grinned the delighted Donegal man.

‘I am a regular Lotto and EuroMillions player but I hadn’t planned on buying a ticket for the draw. I was in the shop buying my usual bits and pieces when my attention was drawn to the raffle tickets. It’s definitely one of my better impulse purchases,’ he laughed.

Party planning is already underway in the Donegal household with a holiday for all of the family on the horizon.

‘We will be taking the kids and their grandparents away on holiday so we can celebrate properly as a family. I might be the ticket holder but we all won as a family.’

The winning ticket was sold on the day of the draw at the American House shop in Bundoran, Co. Donegal, just hours before the draw deadline.

In total, there were 3,176 prize winners in the National Lottery Christmas Millionaire Raffle ranging from €500 to €1 million. The Christmas Millionaire top prize winning ticket of €1 million, which has yet to be claimed was ticket number 179740. The lucky ticket was purchased at the Topaz Service Station on Lower Tivoli Road in Cork on 21 December 2016.

Find out if you one of our 3,176 winners on the Millionaire Raffle results page.

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