Mother of 10 scoops €875k in EuroMillions

A woman with 10 children has become the latest Irish person to win on the EuroMillions.

The woman, who is in her 50s, bought a €875,321 winning ticket at a shop in Tierney’s Roxboro Stores, Limerick, on Friday, the day of the draw.

She was not prepared to comment, according to a woman who answered the door at the family home yesterday.

The €26,670,951 winning ticket was sold in Britain.

The Limerick woman, who matched five numbers and one of two lucky stars, runs her own business. She is married and resides in a modest home on the south side of the city.

Ann Roche, who runs the shop that sold the ticket, said she was given the good news by a national lottery executive on Friday night.

“Were thrilled. It’s the first time we’ve sold a winning EuroMillions ticket,” said Ms Roche.

The lucky lotto agents also sold a €4m winning National Lottery ticket in May 2010, “but never found out who won it in the end”.

Ann and her family were celebrating again yesterday after the winner confirmed their identity to her.

“Yes, the person who won came into us. We are absolutely thrilled for them. They have a lovely family and deserve the win. Unless they want to go public we can’t say who it is. I can tell you that it was a €9 mixed ticket,” added Ann.

Limerick has a lucky association with the EuroMillions draw. Dolores McNamara from Garryowen became the then largest individual prizewinner in European lottery history in 2005, when she won a nine-week rollover jackpot of €115,436,126.


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