The ticket was purchased at J.J. O’Driscoll’s Superstore on the Ballinlough Road on Saturday 18th August, and ended up scooping the top prize in EuroMillions Plus. The family syndicate has now come forward to claim the money, having only been reminded to check their numbers by the wife’s sister after news spread of a big win in the area.
Recalling their success, the husband said: “We very rarely buy EuroMillions tickets which makes the win more incredible. I was standing in the queue of the shop and the fella in front of me asked for a quick-pick EuroMillions ticket. It was a case of monkey see, monkey do because I had no intention of buying a ticket until that.”
The wife added that they will enjoy their winnings without going crazy. She said: “We would like to think that we’ll be sensible with the win so the mortgage will be paid once the cheque clears and after that we’ll discuss new cars and holidays homes and whatnot.”
EuroMillions Plus is one of the many supplementary draws that can be found across the participating EuroMillions countries, offering players an additional chance to win great prizes. Other options include the UK’s Millionaire Maker, My Million in France, Spain’s El Millon and Belgium’s My Bonus.
The EuroMillions jackpot is also up to £26 million (€28 million) ahead of Friday’s draw following a rollover on Tuesday, and confidence will be high that someone can land the top prize after a great recent run. A French player scooped €44.1 million (£40.5 million) on Tuesday 22nd August, before a UK ticket holder claimed a £15.7 million jackpot last Friday. If you want to take part, you can choose numbers online or visit an authorised retailer in one of the participating countries.