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Two EuroMillions winners from Galway and Meath in Ireland have claimed prizes of a combined total of €608,940.The first to collect their EuroMillions windfall were a young couple from Co. Galway who scooped €369,790 in the February 3rd draw. The couple have asked to remain anonymous as did the recent $2m Australian Saturday Lotto winners.The winning mother told how she heard on a local radio station that a shop in Galway had sold the winning €369,790 EuroMillions ticket. When she told her husband the news “he went as pale as a ghost.” They searched for their EuroMillions ticket and when finally finding it, discovered it had indeed won €369,790.“This win is beyond our wildest dreams. This will bring us immediate financial security for many years to come. We have a very young family and we owe it to them to give them the very best start in life,” she said.The numbers drawn in the February 3rd EuroMillions draw were: 03-04-15-46-50 and the two Lucky Stars 05 and 09. The Galway couple matched the five main numbers and one of the Lucky Stars.Also, receiving their EuroMillions prize was a man from Meath who won €239,148 in the January 17th draw. He also wishes to keep his win private, just like the winner of a $35m Australian Powerball jackpot.He’s waited over four weeks to claim his EuroMillions prize and said that he had taken some time out to plan on how to spend his winnings. Joel Panisa from Oregon, USA, didn’t claim his $1m Mega Millions win until just days before it was due to expire. Marvin and Mae Acosta from California, USA, took six months receiving financial advice before claiming their $528.8m Powerball jackpot.The winning numbers in the January 17th EuroMillions draw were: 04-16-25-43-47 and the two Lucky Stars 02 and 10. The winner managed to match the five main balls and one of the Lucky Stars. If he’d been able to match the other Lucky Star, he’d have won the £62.36m (€72.16m) EuroMillions jackpot that was up for grabs in that draw.The lucky EuroMillions winner said he will pay some bills and then pay his daughter’s college fees. Also planned is buying a “flash sports car”. That’s unlike James Couper from Scotland who bought a £16,000 Ford Focus despite a £4.3m UK Lotto win.Try your luck now and purchase your tickets online at