Irish woman didn't know she won €500,000 for an entire MONTH
“I heard the following day that the jackpot was won in Spain, so I didn’t even bother checking the results.”
A woman from Clare collected a whopping €500,000 at National Lottery HQ on Friday, a whole month after the Euromillions draw she purchased a ticket for took place.
In fact, she might not have collected the winnings at all were it not for a casual conversation that took place at her home about the fact that the winning ticket for the Euromillions Plus draw on October 6 was purchased in the small village of Ardnacrusha.
“I was in the car on October 6th when I heard that night’s Euromillions jackpot was a massive €190 million so I pulled into the nearest shop to buy a ticket,” the lucky winner said.
“I heard the following day that the jackpot was won in Spain, so I didn’t even bother checking the results. I didn’t know anything about a €500,000 Euromillions Plus prize.”
“Despite the fact there was a lot of talk over the weeks of a big Euromillions winner in Clare it just never registered that it could be me,” she added.
“A few weeks later we were at home and I casually mentioned that I got a Euromillions ticket in Ardnacrusha. The house went absolutely wild with the anticipation as we searched for this ticket and we haven’t stopped celebrating since.”
The celebrations aren’t going to stop now either, with the plans for the winnings including a brand new car and a big sun holiday for all the family.
“The shopping list has been drawn up so we have a small few things to buy before we start acting sensibly with the money,” the Clare native said.
“I’m driving a banger of a car at the moment so I’ll definitely be trading that up. We’ll take care of the family of course but not before I take them all away on a sun holiday before Christmas.”
On Friday night, November 11, the Euromillions Pus top prize of €500,000 was claimed by one lucky winner in Ireland. More details are available here.