The scramble for wallets and purses began last night as it emerged that an Irish EuroMillions player scooped €66m in the weekend draw.
The half-share in a jackpot of €132,376,632 means one winner, or group of players, can claim the third-highest amount won in Ireland since the game began in 2004. The winning numbers were 1, 5, 23, 29, 32, and Lucky Stars 1 and 7.
One Irish person just won 66 million on Euromillions
Tabloid photographers drop everything & go searching for the winner— Will Leahy (@willleahy) January 29, 2016
Only Limerick woman Dolores McNamara’s 2005 jackpot of €115m and a €94m prize claimed by a Dublin player in 2013 top the amount scooped by last night’s lucky winner.
“This is the seventh EuroMillions win in Ireland, and we send our congratulations to the winner, or winners. If they would like to get in touch with us next week and discuss any issue privately, we would be more than happy to do that,” said National Lottery spokeswoman Paula McEvoy.
In line with National Lottery policy for Irish winners of EuroMillions jackpots, no information will be provided about where or when the golden ticket was sold. The jackpot is shared with a player in France.
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