Lotto chiefs from Ireland disclose four areas where €500k winners of EuroMillions Plus each purchased their tickets. A search ensues for the latest millionaire.
All the players will each obtain €500,000 and Lotto chiefs verified that a couple of the tickets were traded in Tipperary. Meanwhile, Waterford and Kildare shops sold one each also.
Lotto chiefs have disclosed the four areas where lucky EuroMillions players from Ireland purchased the tickets which earned them each €500,000.
In spite of the massive €177m jackpot being won in the UK and Spain, for Irish punters, it was a blessed night with one latest millionaire and four winners of the €500k Plus top prize.
A lucky Irish player became winner of €1m in the distinct EuroMillions Raffle draw. The ticket was sold in Cork’s Wilton Shopping Centre, at Easton. It is the first time in the game’s history where the Plus top prize has been won by a mega four players.
The four players will each obtain €500,000 and Lotto chiefs established that a couple of the tickets were bought in Tipperary while stores in Waterford and Kildare each sold one.
Each of the four were tickets for Quick Pick.
One was sold on Thursday, 22 February while one was sold in Clonmel, in Bergin’s Foodfair.
The second one was purchased in Borrisokane, at Michael O’Brien’s Spar shop on Thursday, 22 February.
In the meantime, a punter in Ballymany Shopping Center at John O’Sullivan’s Spar in Newbridge purchased their ticket on the draw day, yesterday.
The final winner purchased their ticket yesterday also, at Walsh’s Daybreak store in Waterford on the Cork Road. The search has started in Cork for the latest millionaire in Ireland after 25 players of EuroMillions in nine participating nations became winners of €1 million each last night.
Martina Walsh, the manager of Wilton Eason said, ‘It is astounding news to find out that one of our clients will wake up as a millionaire this morning.’
‘It is only the previous August that we sold a winning ticket for EuroMillions valued at more than €250,000. So, you can say for certain that for our customers, our shop is a lucky one for EuroMillions.’
‘Today, the entire staff are very excited. It presents a very standard shop in the center of Cork city. Therefore, we are hopeful that the winner is a local one, and we shall definitely be reminding everyone we come across today to examine their tickets.’
‘ The previous night’s draw featured a lot of Irish winners. So, there were huge delays because one participating country made a late submission of their draw entries.’
Lotto chiefs are encouraging punters to begin examining their tickets.
A spokesperson for National Lottery stated, ‘The Irish luck certainly persists for our EuroMillions players.’
‘We are excited to receive all the big winners of last night into the headquarters of National Lottery, especially the EuroMillions Euromillionaire Raffle winner, who is the latest millionaire in Ireland.’
‘EuroMillions Plus is still remarkably lucky for players in Ireland and since 11 top prizes have been won already this year, we can break the previous year’s record of 31 winners of EuroMillions Plus.’