Tipperary Punter Wins €33,000 from €1 EuroMillions Bet
Last Updated: Monday 18th July 2016, 10:14 am
A punter from Tipperary has been congratulated after winning €33,001 with a bet on Friday night’s EuroMillions numbers. The lucky customer wagered €1 that 2, 11, 13 and 21 would all come up in the draw on 15th July, and beat Boylesports’ odds of 33,000/1 to claim a magnificent five-figure sum.
“We want to wish the Tipp punter all the best with their fantastic winnings and hope they enjoy spending every cent of it,” Aoife Heffron, Boylesports’ PR executive, said in BreakingNews.ie. The unnamed bettor would have won €69 if they had bought a EuroMillions ticket in the traditional manner and matched four main numbers, showing just why betting on lotteries rather than entering the draws has become a popular option for many players.
Bookmakers such as Boylesports take wagers on games like EuroMillions and Irish Lotto to give punters the chance to take part in the game in a slightly different way. Bettors can decide how many numbers they wish to select and the stake they would like to bet, and if all their numbers are drawn they will win.
This can lead to some huge returns at an even cheaper cost than the price of a ticket, just like the customer from Tipperary. However, you also need to match all the numbers you select to receive any winnings. Check out the page on Irish Lottery Betting to find out more about how it all works.
The punter from Tipperary received a bigger prize than any Irish player who entered Friday’s EuroMillions draw. The largest reward given away to a ticket holder was €24,637, and they had to match all five of the main numbers drawn. As well as 2, 11, 13 and 21, the number 14 was also drawn and the Lucky Stars were 1 and 8. The jackpot was not won by anyone in Europe and will now grow a fantastic €45 million for the next draw on Tuesday. Visit the EuroMillions Results section to read more about the latest winning numbers.
If you want to be in with a chance of winning the €45 million jackpot you will have to buy a ticket, either by playing online or visiting an authorised retailer in Ireland, although you could also land a fortune by having a bet like the punter from Tipperary. Whichever way you want to take part, you could just be a few numbers away from transforming your life in an instant and allowing all your dreams to come true. Best of luck!