Pals win E500,000 in Euromillions draw

Two friends from Kildare and Dublin who have been playing the Euromillions for the past four years almost gave up playing the game just 10 days before they scooped over half-a-million euro, writes Lisa Deeney.

Two friends from Kildare and Dublin who have been playing the Euromillions for the past four years almost gave up playing the game just 10 days before they scooped over half-a-million euro, writes Lisa Deeney.

“We were playing for years and only won a few Euro here and there,” said one of the winners. “So I text my mate to say it was time we gave up on it.” His friend continued: “I text back ‘Our time will come’ and just 10 days later we won €596,814. We’re sure glad we kept going.” The pair were just one number away from winning the €147 million jackpot.

“We had Lucky Star 11 but 2 was drawn. We can’t believe we were so close to the jackpot but we’re delighted with what we have.” The young men are from Kildare and Dublin and wish to keep their win private. They currently have no plans for the win but are looking forward to seeing “the bank balance in the black”.