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€49.5m EuroMillions Winner Still in Shock

A lucky woman from Leinster, Ireland has claimed her €49.5m EuroMillions jackpot on Friday, August 7. Her fantastic win came in the July 21 draw and it is the 16th time an Irish ticket has scooped the top prize.

The EuroMillions jackpot winner has asked to remain anonymous. She has spoken to the lottery though and told how even three weeks after her win, it’s still hard to accept what has happened. “It still doesn’t feel real,” she says.

A few Hundred Euros Would be Nice

The lucky numbers that made the Irish woman a lottery millionaire were 14-15-24-29-42 and the two Lucky Stars 02 and 04. It was around midnight that she saw an email from the lottery telling her she’d won a prize. Having had several small wins in the past, she thought her latest prize would be “a few euros.” She hoped it “might be a few hundred”.

Then the lucky player saw that she was the sole winner of the €49.5m EuroMillions jackpot. No wonder she says that it was a discovery “will stick with me for the rest of my life.” Despite it being late at night, she called a friend to tell him her incredible news.

Have you been drinking?

“I was in such a state of shock, I had to tell somebody so I called my friend straight away. It was obvious that my phone call had woken him from his sleep, and he had no interest in hearing my ramblings.”

Wanting to go back to sleep, he thought his friend had either been dreaming or drinking. But he eventually realised that it was all true and he now knew a multi-millionaire lottery winner.

The EuroMillions winner has sought the help of financial experts on how to deal with her winnings. She plans on using her windfall to help others and that will begin with her family and friends. “This is such a huge prize, and it gives me a great deal of responsibility — and of course freedom — to help an awful lot of good for the people closest to me,” said the jackpot winner.

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