What to do if You Win This Friday’s €107 Million EuroMillions Jackpot
Last Updated: Thursday 18th May 2017, 09:40 am
Tuesday night’s EuroMillions draw resulted in a tenth straight rollover, meaning that the jackpot ahead of this Friday’s draw stands at an incredible €107 million. So, as the sound of fingers crossing throughout Ireland begins to increase in volume, just what should you do if you won such a vast fortune?
Picture the situation; you’re sat at home on Friday night with a €107 million jackpot-winning ticket in your trembling hands. There’s no doubting that such a bombshell would leave even the most level-headed player more than a little shaken. Of course, you could be imagining things. Best to get a family member or trusted friend to double check. Yes, you’ve definitely won; so what now?
First Actions After Winning EuroMillions
Firstly, it’s vital that you sign the back of your ticket, just in case that life-changing slip of paper goes missing. You don’t want someone else claiming your millions of Euros as their own. Next up, you’ll need present yourself at National Lottery headquarters on Abbey Street Lower in Dublin. Don’t forget to take along a form of identification as you’ll need this in order to claim your prize. But hang on, don’t forget to savour the moment. Ahead of your visit, you might want to toast your victory with a glass of champagne or even a cup of tea, however, this part of the process is optional.
Public or Private?
Another important stage in the winning of a jackpot is deciding whether you would like to go public or remain private. If you opt to share your joyous news with the world, there’s no pressure on you to keep your massive win a secret, but beware of the perils of press intrusion and unwanted contact from strangers and long-lost ‘friends’ wanting a slice of your pie. Alternatively, you could keep your victory a secret; this would allow you to share the news with whoever you choose, but if you splash the cash too quickly, be aware that suspicions might be raised. Whichever route you choose, National Lottery officials will be on hand to discuss your options.
Once the cheque is in your hands, it’s time to make a number of decisions that you might find a lot easier; how to spend your money. You could start with a new luxury pad or fresh set of wheels, perhaps. You might even opt to share your newfound wealth with those closest to you as you aim to improve the lives of your loved ones. Everyone has their own ideas when it comes to how they would spend a EuroMillions jackpot, so the choice is entirely up to you.
How to Win €107 Million
This will be the first time ticket holders have played for a nine-figure jackpot since Tuesday 11th October 2016, a draw in which a Belgian man walked away with a prize worth €168 million. While Friday night’s reward hasn’t quite reached that level just yet, there will still be a real buzz of excitement ahead of the draw. So if you would like to be in with a chance of winning the €107 million on offer, you can pick your EuroMillions numbers online or play via any authorised retailer throughout Ireland. Best of luck!