Surprise for Waterford Euromillions player as €5,000 win becomes more than one million

A Waterford National Lottery player who thought they had won €5,000 got the surprise of a lifetime when they realised their ticket was worth €1,005,000.

The family bought their Quick Pick ticket at the SuperValu store in the Kilbarry Centre, Tramore Road, Co. Waterford.

After the draw they checked the numbers and were delighted to see they were one of 10 raffle winners of €5,000.

But a couple of hours later they scanned the ticket on the National Lottery app and realised the prize was in fact over €1m.

The family wants to stay anonymous but says they will have a Christmas to remember.

Related Articles

Cork man reveals financial pressure before scooping ’life changing’ €500k euromillions win

‘Lightning can strike twice’: Lucky store sells to another Lotto millionaire

Stunned Cork couple win €500k on Euromillions ticket bought on a whim

No jackpot winner so Euromillions jackpot heads to €28m

More in this Section

Bank of Ireland take proceedings against couple over €14.8m loans

Raymond McCord brings High Court challenge against Irish State over border poll

Match for accused man's DNA found on baseball cap recovered from alleged getaway car, court hears

High Court approves €100k sale of lands worth €1m under deal for ward of court's future care


Join the conversation - comment here

House rules for comments - FAQ


Today's Stories

First look at the iconic Sea King helicopter named after Captain Dara Fitzpatrick

€250k to keep eight families in hotels

Davis differs on hard border

Key official ‘very optimistic’ on commissioner process


A heavy burden for such young shoulders caring for parents this Christmas

How to enjoy Christmas without piling on the pounds

The Islands of Ireland: Roaringwater Bay in West Cork once homed 27 people

With ancient roots the pantomime dame is still a firm favourite

More From The Irish Examiner