One Player Becomes Biggest EuroMillions Winner in Irish History

What an incredible week! We’ve watched the EuroMillions jackpot climb and climb until by Tuesday 19th February it was up to a massive €175,000,000. That’s a big jackpot by anyone’s standards and it’s finally been won by a player who becomes the biggest winner in Irish history!

The jackpot is the biggest winner claimed by a single Irish ticket holder in the history of the EuroMillions. We don’t yet know who the winner is, what part of Ireland it was sold in or if the ticket was sold to a single player or a syndicate but it’s causing quite a stir in the Emerald Isle this morning.

It’s the fourteenth EuroMillions jackpot to be won in Ireland and the biggest one to date. For many years Dolores McNamara from Limerick was Ireland’s biggest EuroMillions winner after scooping €115,000,000 on the lottery in 2005, given the reaction she received from the media, this current winner may choose to stay anonymous.

While this ticket was sold in the Republic of Ireland, it’s the second won for the ‘island’ this year, just in January a couple from Northern Ireland scooped a pound;115,000,000 jackpot, paid in sterling as that is the currency in the North. That couple became the UK’s fourth biggest winners and the biggest ever in Northern Ireland, showing that the luck of the Irish is really strong in 2019.

National Lottery HQ advises that the winner signs the back of the EuroMillions ticket and keeps it in safe place. The winner should contact Lottery HQ as soon as possible and they will guide the winner through the claims process to collect a cheque worth €175,475,380.

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