The lucky local winner of a €1 Million EuroMillions raffle prize has collected their winnings.
The National Lottery has confirmed that the Donegal winner wasted no time in travelling to Dublin to claim their life-changing prize.
The winner has chosen to remain anonymous.
Pictured above: Mary Tourish (Back row, second from left) and her staff at Burnfoot Service Station in Co. Donegal celebrate after their shop was named as the selling location for one of Friday’s three €1 Million EuroMillions raffle wins. Photos: MacInnes Photography.
The ticket, bought at Burnfoot Service Station, was one of three Irish tickets to scoop €1 Million in Friday’s special EuroMillions Raffle draw.
It was Capital gains in the National Lottery’s winners room this Wednesday afternoon as two Dublin-based players claimed a combined €2 Million in prizes which they won online in recent Lotto and EuroMillions draws. One of them was a married couple who also won last Friday.
The couple, who also wish to remain private, purchased their ticket on the day of the draw on the National Lottery App. They revealed to the National Lottery the moment they realised they’d won: “We both have terrible eyesight and when I got the email to say I’d won, I mistakenly thought it said €1,000 on it, so I called out to my wife to come have a look, but then I realised it was actually €1 Million and my hands started shaking and sweating”, the winner said.
“He’s a bit of a practical joker, so I told him to go away from me because I thought it was one of his pranks! Then I looked at the ticket and couldn’t believe my eyes”, his wife added.
Clearing off the mortgage on their house and a family holiday are just some of the things the couple hope to do with their winnings. “I’m going full mid-life crisis and buying a Porsche”, jested the winner, much to the dismay of his wife!