An Irish Lotto player who won a huge €500,000 on the EuroMillions lottery has said that she plans to splash out on her very first home thanks to the windfall.
The winner, from Tipperary, decided to remain anonymous after she claimed her EuroMillions prize won over the bank holiday weekend. Most recently we told you about an Irish National Lottery winner who had not come forward to claim their Christmas Lottery prize, but this winner already collected her winnings from the National Lottery’s Dublin headquarters. She told lottery officials that she will be buying her own home with the winnings after years of being unable to get on the property ladder. A man from Islington was finally able to get on the property ladder thanks to a EuroMillions win.
Another winner from Tipperary won a National Lottery holiday to San Francisco, where she experienced an earthquake, but hopefully this Tipperary woman will be more fortunate. She has been working in the same factory for 26 years, and only now can she afford to own her own home, saying that the win will completely change her life. Another factory worker who won £100,000 on a National Lottery scratch card also said that the win would change her life. As well as the new home, the Irish winner, who brought her son with her to claim her prize, said that she’ll celebrate by going away for the weekend with her partner, but she hasn’t yet told the rest of her close friends and family. A Somerset woman who won over £400,000 on the UK Lotto in 2015 was also able to get on the property ladder thanks to the win, at the age of 67.
Instead, she said that she plans to tell them slowly, over the next few weeks, since she is since struggling to come to terms with quite how much this will make a difference to her life. “Unbelievable! Just unbelievable!” she said. “It will totally change my life.”
The winner said that she checked her ticket on the National Lottery website the day after the Tuesday April 11 draw, and “got a chill right down my spine, I didn’t know who to tell.” The deserving winner has been an Irish Lotto and EuroMillions player for many years, and she said that won’t change even now that she’s won her huge €500,000 prize. “I even bought my ticket for Friday night’s EuroMillions draw on the way up here in the car,” she grinned.
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