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Irish EuroMillions Winners Were Down to Last €30

An Irish family who scooped €458,316 (£338,100) in Friday night’s EuroMillions draw had just €30 (£22) to their name before they matched five main numbers and one Lucky Star in the pan-European lottery game. The Co Cork winners, who chose to remain anonymous, picked up their big cheque from the Irish National Lottery offices in Dublin this week, with the husband admitting he had been “terribly worried about how we were going to get through the next couple of weeks. This really couldn’t have come at a better time. It’s life changing.”

The family will now host a celebration in honour of their good fortune before jetting off to Spain for a break. They told the press gathered at the lottery headquarters that they were looking forward to being able to buy their dream family home and live mortgage-free.

Friday’s Match 5+1 winners were just one Lucky Star away from pocketing the jackpot of £62.7 million (€81.9 million). Although there were no top prize winners, more than two and a half million players across Europe received cash awards, and you can check the results and prize breakdown at the EuroMillions Results section to see if you might have won a prize as well!

Tonight’s jackpot will hit a mighty £68 million (€89 million), following a run of eight rollovers since a Spanish player picked up £60.6 million (€83.2 million) in the draw on Friday 18th December 2015. To become 2016’s first multimillionaire winner, you need to buy EuroMillions tickets online or from authorised retailers in any of the participating countries. Tickets remain on sale until 7:30pm GMT (8:30pm CET).

Published: Tue, 19 January 2016 - 9:59am
Last Updated: Fri, 26 February 2016 - 8:48am
Published By: Euro-Millions.com