An eight-strong syndicate from South Dublin in Ireland had an agonising wait to find out if they had won a €500,000 EuroMillions Plus prize in the August 24 draw because they didn’t have access to their winning ticket.
The EuroMillions Plus winning syndicate have asked to remain anonymous just like the recent $6.3m New Zealand Powerball winners. Their EuroMillions ticket had been purchased from the Mace convenience store in Walkinstown on the day of the draw.
There was a flurry of messages on Saturday morning when syndicate members believed there was a chance that their EuroMillions plus ticket was a winner. However, the trouble was that their winning ticket was locked in their office.
That meant the hopeful syndicate members had to wait until Monday before they could double check the ticket and confirm their EuroMillions plus win which thankfully is what happened. Another Irish syndicate from Londonderry had to wait three weeks before confirming their £1m EuroMillions win as their ticket-holder went on holiday.
For ten years the syndicate have been playing EuroMillions and this is by far their best win. A player in Louisiana, USA, played the same numbers for seven years before winning $2m playing Powerball.
Each syndicate member will receive €62,500. One of the lucky EuroMillions Plus winners said that “there has been such a great vibe in work since the weekend” with everyone on “cloud nine.”
Already the syndicate members are planning what to do with their EuroMillions plus windfall with holidays top of the list. The syndicate member joked that “the only thing we’ll have to worry about now is getting the time off work.”
Also celebrating is a man from Offaly in Ireland who won $50,000 on a Bingo Times 10 scratchcard purchased on Saturday August 25. He’s been living in rented accommodation for several years, but those days could be coming to an end after this win.
The Bingo Times 10 scratchcard winners plans to use some of his winnings to get a mortgage for a house. A family from Donegal in Ireland looked forward to a mortgage-free future after they also won a €500,000 EuroMillions Plus prize.
The lucky Bingo Times 10 scratchcard winner said that he “won’t go wild” and it’ll be “life as normal.” That attitude towards spending his winnings is similar to that of Canadian Jason Rinaldi who didn’t do anything crazy with his $35.3m Lotto 6/49 jackpot win.
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