A Kildare couple got into the Christmas spirit early today by claiming a prize of €500,000 from the EuroMillions Plus draw from last Friday (December 15th).
The delighted husband and wife syndicate were amongst three National Lottery prize winners who visited the Winners Room today (December 19) to get Christmas off in style by claiming prizes totalling over €970,000.
The happy Kildare husband revealed how he learned of the couple’s good fortune last Saturday after running errands, walking the family dog, and taking an hour-long nap!
He checked the news on his phone and saw media articles saying that the winning EuroMillions Plus ticket from Friday’s draw was sold in the Tesco store on the Maynooth Road in Celbridge, where he bought his Quick Pick the day before.
The happy winner said: “I reached for my coat pocket, sat back down and checked the numbers. I closed my eyes again and double checked. I genuinely believed I was still asleep and dreaming. It was the most surreal moment. We cannot believe it and obviously we’re thrilled. We are going to bring the children on a nice holiday in the New Year”.
Another Kildare winner collected a cheque for €220,690, won on the Lotto Match 5 plus Bonus from November 11. The dad purchased his Quick Pick ticket at Wards Service Station, Cooleragh, Coill Dubh, Naas, Co Kildare.
The winner said he has been so busy in work that he waited several weeks before making his claim. “It’s a lovely amount of money to win especially at this time of the year. I won’t be going mad I will put the money away for the moment but it will certainly be a very special Christmas,” he said.