A man from Co. Clare revealed that he broke the amazing news that he won €500,000 on a EuroMillions draw to his children on a WhatsApp conference call as he picked up his cheque from National Lottery HQ today.
The tech-savvy man won the top prize on the EuroMillions Plus draw on Tuesday 22nd January 2019 and he played his numbers online.
Telling his children, some of whom live abroad, the Clare man also spoke of the other roles his family played in his big win. Speaking in the Winner’s Room he said: “They were a bit worried when I asked them to go on a WhatsApp call at half seven on the Wednesday evening following the draw but I assured them it was good news before we went on the call. The job I had trying to convince them I wasn’t joking was another thing!”
“I pick the same five numbers every draw and these numbers are the birth dates of my first five grandchildren so I have them to thank for my lucky win. My wife also played an integral role as I was with her watching Coronation Street on TV so I was obviously bored when I put on the iPad and played my numbers online. I’ll look after them all surely!” our delighted winner said.
Nearly 30 cent in every €1 spent on National Lottery games go back to Good Causes in the areas of sport, youth, health, welfare, education, arts and heritage. In total, more than €5.4 Billion has been raised for Good Causes since the National Lottery was established 31 years ago. In 2018 alone, the National Lottery raised over €227 million for such good causes.
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