Having purchased their entry from a shop at the Tara na Ri pub in the town of Navan in County Meath, the fortuitous husband and wife were more than a little surprised, and were understandably in good spirits as they collected their windfall: "I’m going to bring him up to do some of my Christmas shopping in [Irish designer department store] Brown Thomas as soon as we lodge the cheque," joked the winning wife as she spoke to National Lottery officials.
With the festive period rapidly approaching, the pair are planning on making this Christmas the most memorable yet, but there are a number of other issues that they will be addressing first: "We’re going straight to the bank to pay off our mortgage,” the couple announced, before adding: “We have two young children so we will be putting money aside for them.” The couple concluded by saying that they would be taking some time to let the reality of the situation sink in and enjoy their win with the whole family.
Irish players can add the EuroMillions Plus option to their ticket for an additional €1, giving their main numbers another chance to win a prize of up to €500,000 in a separate draw.
As the days tick by in the run up to the big day, EuroMillions players around the world will be hoping fortune shines brightly on them as the jackpot total grows ever larger. Ahead of tonight’s draw, the prize pot sits at a colossal €60 million, a sum that would make even the most idyllic Christmas that little bit more joyous.
It isn’t just the jackpot that is up for grabs in tonight’s draw, with a number of supplementary prizes also on offer, including a EuroMillions Plus top prize of €500,000 for Irish players and a guaranteed My Million jackpot of €1 million for French ticket holders. The excitement doesn’t end there, as EuroMillions players across the UK will not only have the chance to join the millionaires club, but they will also be able to enjoy a seven-night luxury holiday to New York thanks to Mega Week. Entry is included in the ticket price, with every UK participant in with a chance of winning, so don’t forget to check those tickets carefully.
To stand a chance of winning the EuroMillions jackpot or one of the vast number of supplementary prizes on offer, simply purchase your tickets online or from any authorised retailer in participating countries. Best of luck!