Dublin Family’s Dreams Come True With €38.9 Million EuroMillions Win
Last Updated: Tuesday 9th January 2018, 09:27 am
A €38.9 million EuroMillions jackpot would leave anyone feeling out of this world, but members of one family from Co Dublin have insisted they have ‘no plans to move to the moon’ after claiming their eight-figure windfall. The lucky winners say they will enjoy the money without making any big changes.
Ireland celebrated its third EuroMillions jackpot win of 2017 in the final draw of the year on Friday 29th December, as one ticket matched all seven numbers drawn. A small family syndicate quickly made contact with Irish National Lottery officials, and came forward on Monday to receive the massive cheque.
The winners, who bought their ticket at The Village Shop in Malahide Shopping Centre on the day of the draw, have decided to remain anonymous rather than share their identities. A spokesperson for the syndicate said: “It is amazing to think that we and our family members are now secure for the rest of our lives. But we won’t go crazy, we have no plans to move to the moon.”
Among the family’s plans are a possible new business venture, a move to a new house later in the year and a sun holiday to either the Bahamas or the Maldives. However, they say they want to take their time before making any big decisions and are mostly just pleased that they will be able to look after everyone in the family and make their lives easier.
While the news is now starting to sink in, the lucky players admitted that it was extremely emotional on the day they found out. The family spokesperson said: “We kept looking at each other laughing and crying. You always hope that someday you would win a jackpot, but never really believe it will happen. For us, our dreams have come true.”
The EuroMillions jackpot has rolled over twice since the Dublin family scooped €38.9 million and is back up to €35 million ahead of tonight’s draw. You can give yourself a chance of winning by visiting any authorised retailer in Ireland or choosing numbers online. If you pick numbers at Jackpot.com, you can also receive another set for free by using the banner at the top of the page. Good luck!