Irish EuroMillions Winner Makes Contact over €66.1 Million Claim
2nd February 2016 8:55 AM
The Irish player who split a gargantuan EuroMillions jackpot of €132.3 million (£100.7 million) with a ticket holder from France on Friday night has made contact with National Lottery officials to begin the claims process. It was the first time the top prize had been given away in 2016 and each of the two big winners will receive €66.1 million.
Confirmation that a jackpot-winning ticket had been sold in Ireland sparked fierce speculation over the identity of the lucky participant, especially as the National Lottery opted not to name the store where the all-important entry was purchased in a bid to protect the player.
However, any worries that the player may not have been aware of their good fortune have now been laid to rest, with a spokeswoman confirming: “They have been in contact with National Lottery HQ just to say ‘we have got the winning ticket, we would like to come in and claim it’.”
Claiming a EuroMillions prize is straightforward, but the process does vary slightly between all nine participating countries. In Ireland, winners have 90 days from the date of the draw to claim, and players must come forward in person at the National Lottery headquarters in Dublin for prizes worth €15,000 or more. The Irish winner will now have to take their ticket to be verified before they can be presented with their cheque. UK players have 180 days to claim, and you can find out more about how to claim EuroMillions prizes on the dedicated page.
Visit the EuroMillions Results section to see all the latest winning numbers and prize breakdowns, and remember to get involved in tonight’s draw by entering online or visiting an authorised retailer in any of the countries taking part. There is a jackpot of £11 million (€15 million) on offer if anyone can match all five main numbers plus both Lucky Stars, and hopes will be high that someone will pull off a repeat performance after two players achieved the dream last time out. Good luck!
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