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Kilkenny’s EuroMillions Plus Winner Buys Tickets All Over Ireland

Last Updated: Thursday 31st May 2018, 11:09 am

A man from the south-east of Ireland has revealed that his job allows him to pick up EuroMillions tickets all over Ireland after his luck finally came in with a €500,000 win last Friday. He is now looking forward to fulfilling a dream of buying a house with his wife and providing a secure future for their teenage children.

The happy couple won the top prize in EuroMillions Plus on Friday 25th May after matching the numbers 5, 14, 15, 19 and 49. He had purchased a Quick Pick entry from Carroll’s Centra in Knocktopher, just south of Kilkenny City, but forgot about it for a few days. Employees of the store were left ‘buzzing’ as they waited for news of the winner.

The winners have now come forward to collect their fantastic prize. They have decided to remain anonymous, but have shared a few details of their story. The husband said: “I travel with my job and try to buy my EuroMillions tickets in different shops around the country. It just struck me yesterday that I had not checked my numbers from Friday’s draw. I went into a shop to have it scanned and a message came up to contact the National Lottery.”

The wife was at the dentist when she got a message from her husband to call him straight away. She ‘thought something terrible was wrong’ and was left in a state of disbelief when he told her the news. They are already looking forward to being able to ‘splurge a bit’ on an upcoming family trip to Spain, and say it will ‘mean the world’ to have their own home after years of renting.

“With all the costs associated with rearing a family we simply have not been in a position to save enough for a deposit for a house,” they explained. “It was a dream of ours which we never thought would come true. This sets us up for life and gives us and our family great security.”

EuroMillions Plus is a supplementary EuroMillions game. The top prize may not quite scale the same heights as the main game’s jackpot but the odds of winning are better and 14 players have already landed €500,000 this year. Winners are guaranteed to receive the full amount even if there are multiple players who match all five numbers.

Special EuroMillions Draw on Friday

Players in Ireland can give themselves a chance of winning EuroMillions Plus draw for a small additional fee, ahead of what promises to be a spectacular night on Friday.

The EuroMillions jackpot is up to €75 million following another rollover on Friday night, and one player is also guaranteed to become a millionaire thanks to a special edition of the Ireland Only Raffle.

You can take part in the next draw by visiting any of the authorised retailers in Ireland or playing online. Who knows, you could be in a position to splash out on your own dream home by the weekend. Good luck!

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