There were joyous scenes at the National Lottery headquarters in Dublin, Ireland, this week as two winners collected their €250,000 Irish Lotto Plus 2 top prize cheques and they can’t wait to use their winnings to give them financial security.
First to receive their cheque was a syndicate from Tipperary who were lucky in the March 30 Irish Lotto Plus 2 draw. They are the latest lucky syndicate after the recent €5.4 Irish Lotto winners from Dublin in Ireland.
The lucky Tipperary Lotto Plus 2 winners have asked to remain anonymous, just like the woman from Cork who landed a €5.6m Irish Lotto jackpot in March of this year. One of the delighted winners commented: “We found out on Saturday night and the celebrations have continued since!” That’s just the plans that Mikayla Garrison from Idaho, USA, had after she was lucky enough to win $100,000 playing the $100,000 Mega Crossword’ scratch card game.
They added that after realizing they had a ticket worth €250,000 it was difficult to relax hence being so fast to claim their Irish Lotto Plus 2 win, unlike the near billion dollars worth of American lottery jackpots yet to have their winners come forward. Some players do take a while to claim their lottery winners. Canadian couple Andrew and Mary Ellen Van Zeist took a month to come forward and claim their $1m Lotto 6/49 win.
The Irish Lotto Plus 2 syndicate say, “The money won’t change us in the slightest, but what it brings is a great sense of security knowing that we won’t have to worry about any bills for a long time.” They have also been drawing up plans to share their winnings with their families. Recently, we told you how a $500,000 Lucky Streak scratch card winner from Michigan, USA, gave his windfall to his brother.
Also claiming a €250,000 Lotto Plus 2 win was a lucky player from Cork. He’s the latest winner from that area following in the footsteps of a syndicate that won a €3.8m Irish Lotto top prize. The winner has also asked to remain anonymous and said the Lotto Plus 2 win has come as a “huge shock to the system” hence taking two weeks to claim their prize as they got used to the big win. Plans for the windfall include paying off their bills and added that the cash will “make us comfortable for many years to come, that’s for sure.”
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