A Dublin work syndicate who scooped €88.5 million in the EuroMillions jackpot last month have described of their “speechless” reaction.
The winning ticket was sold in a local service station in Lusk, Co Dublin. In a statement, the group recalled the moment they found out and laid out some exciting future plans that would change all of their lives forever.
“I was aware that the EuroMillions jackpot was won in Ireland so I had to check the ticket straight away. I scanned the ticket on the National Lottery App and a message flashed up which told me that I had to contact the National Lottery,”
“When I checked the numbers, I was speechless, I couldn’t believe it. It was such an incredible feeling.
“We are absolutely delighted. We all have bills to pay with mortgages, loans and whatnot so we are looking forward to the financial freedom that comes with a win of this magnitude.
“We will be having a quiet party with family and friends to celebrate our good fortune. We will not be getting carried away with our win and we will return to normal, everyday life as soon as possible,” they said.
The Irish National Lottery said it could not confirm further details.
Their win was the third EuroMillions jackpot to be claimed in Lucky Ireland over the last 12 months, and was the third-largest ever in this country behind Limerick woman Dolores McNamara’s €115 million prize in 2005 and an anonymous ticket worth €94 million sold in Beaumont in 2013.