Galway woman scoops €297,860 on EuroMillions

Galway woman scoops €297,860 on EuroMillions

A Galway woman, whose car was so worn out that the reg plate was held together with sellotape, has scooped €297,860 on the EuroMillions draw.

‘I honestly just can’t believe it, it really is a dream come through, my whole family are only delighted for me’.

A delighted Niamh O’Meara, who has played the Lottery every week since she was 18, picked up her cheque from National Lottery headquarters after winning the Match 5 + Lucky Star prize on the EuroMillions draw on Tuesday 04 April.

She said she could not believe it when her numbers came up.

‘This came at the perfect time for me. I was down to the last €24 in my bank account. Last week the registration plate fell off the back of the car. I had to resort to the sellotape to keep it hanging on. Not any more though, my first purchase was a brand new car once I realised I had hit the jackpot’.

Niamh visited National Lottery Headquarters with her two sisters to pick up her cheque, and the win was still only sinking in for them all.

‘I’ve played the Lottery every week since I turned 18. I play the EuroMillions every Tuesday and Friday, and pick up the odd scratchcard every now and again.”

“I always felt I would win the lottery, and that one day I would be here in the National Lottery picking up a cheque. Our mam passed away a few years ago and in some ways I think this was a gift she has sent me. I’m off on holidays on Monday to celebrate and after that a new house and some celebrations with the family are in order,’ said Niamh.

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