Recalling the moment she bought her winning ticket in Sainsbury’s on Derry/Londonderry’s Strand Road, Anne says she had a flash of inspiration similar to when she comes up with her inventions. “I suppose you could call it a lightbulb moment,” she told reporters this week as she came forward to collect her prize. Anne has promised not to splash her cash in a flamboyant manner, though she is delighted that the money will be able to change the lives of everyone in her family, but most of all she is looking forward to making her business dreams a reality.
Anne plans to open an office in the Northern Ireland Science Park in Belfast, but will not need be moving out of Derry/Londonderry. She has already come up with 12 inventions and her latest idea is the Snotblot - a wristband which stores tissues. She said: “I had an opportunity to trial the Snotblot in a goodie bag for Derry City Council last year, which was a real success, and since then the Council has been really supportive of my efforts. I really cannot thank them enough for their support and it is for this reason that, now I have the finances to take my ideas to the next level, I plan to make sure that the business will be headquartered in Derry City.”
There will be another chance for EuroMillions players across the continent to win huge prizes in tonight’s draw, when the jackpot will stand at £11 million (€15 million). A top prize of the same value was snapped up by a player from Portugal on Tuesday night, after a UK ticket holder landed £35.1 million on Friday 25th September. Find out all the recent EuroMillions Results here.
You can buy tickets for this evening’s draw either online or by visiting an authorised retailer in any of the participating countries. It may be that you’ve always had an idea which could change the world and spent hours strapped into your tool belt whilst working away in the garage, but you’ve never had the funds to make progress. Anne’s success shows that dreams can come true and it could just be your turn on Friday night. Good luck!