IRISH EUROMILLIONS WINNER WILL HAVE TO WAIT UNTIL THURSDAY TO GET THEIR HANDS ON THE CASH
As we reported at the weekend, there was one lucky winner of the EuroMillions jackpot on Friday night, and that winner was found in Ireland.
Winning a total prize fund of €86.7 million, the winner must have had the best weekend of his or her life after realising how much money they had won, but it seems that the winner will have to wait a while before they can actually start spending. According to the National Lottery, it could be Thursday before the winner can be presented with their oversized cheque.
As the EuroMillions lottery is a multi-country game, the winning money has to be transferred from all of the participating lotteries across the continent to lottery officials in Ireland. Only then can the money be paid out to the winner, and lottery officials are estimating that it will be close to Thursday before the entire process is complete.
The winner has 90 days from the date of Friday’s draw to claim their prize from Irish lottery officials in Dublin, and in the meantime the National Lottery advises the winner to sign the back of the ticket and keep it in a safe place until they are ready to claim it. Some lottery winners choose to take a little longer to claim their prizes after consulting with legal and financial experts, and the winner might not want any publicity surrounding them and their new fortune.
However, while they may not have claimed their prize, that doesn’t mean that they are not dreaming about what they could buy, and here is a list of just some of the things that are now available to the lottery millionaire. First of all, they could buy all seven of the most expensive houses for sale in Ireland right now, and still have millions left over to furnish and decorate them.
Secondly, they have plenty of money for the most expensive car in the world: the 24.7 Lamborghini Veneo Roadster; of which there are only 9 in the world and retails at €3.5 million. Alternatively, they could buy a one fifth share in the largest and most expensive yacht in the world, worth €448 million and currently owned by the president of the UAE.
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