Three separate National Lottery winners got their Christmas celebrations off to the perfect start as players from Dublin, Galway and Kildare claimed a combined €850,000 in EuroMillions and scratch card prizes.
The biggest winners of the day were a Dublin family syndicate who claimed a €500,000 EuroMillions Plus top prize which they won on Tuesday 1st December with a Quick Pick ticket they purchased at Lidl in Clondalkin, Dublin 22.
The delighted family who wish to keep their win private explained that they remained blissfully unaware of their win until they scanned their €500,000 winning ticket on the National Lottery App over a week later! They said; “We had absolutely no idea that our local Lidl store had sold a winning ticket and as a result, the ticket remained at home, unchecked for well over a week. Eventually, one of the days, I casually picked up the EuroMillions ticket and scanned it on my phone, hoping to see that we’d won a couple of quid at least. I was absolutely knocked for six when this message pops up to tell me to contact the National Lottery. I knew it had to be a big win. What a way to cap off the year we have had, it’s unbelievable!”
The Dublin family have no immediate spending plans for their €500,000 EuroMillions fortune but they said that the win has allowed them to get into the festive spirit early and they plan on thoroughly enjoying the Christmas festivities with close family members.
Pictured: Celebrating at the store are Store Manager, Lonedan Jurgelyte (Centre left) with staff: Branislan Biros; Tihana Dukic and David Redmond.
Pic credit: Mac Innes Photography