22 January 2022
By Elaine Murphy
Ireland has three new National Lottery millionaires! Special EuroMillions draw sees winners in Cork (2) and Galway pick up €1 million raffle prize each.
Friday night’s EuroMillions draw proved to be a bumper night of top prize wins for players all over Ireland. Due to the special EuroMillions Raffle draw, two players in Co. Cork and one player in Co. Galway became overnight millionaires by each winning the €1 million raffle prize on offer. The EuroMillions Raffle draw guaranteed that 100 EuroMillions players across all nine participating countries would each win one of the €1 million raffle prizes.
Among the life-changing prizes won in Friday night’s EuroMillions draw, another player from Co. Waterford won the top prize of the EuroMillions Plus game worth a cool €500,000. The Waterford player purchased their ticket online at www.lottery.ie. The National Lottery has confirmed that a notification to the user’s online account and a separate email has now been sent to the lucky Waterford ticket holder to alert them to their mega win.
A spokesperson for the National Lottery has now urged all EuroMillions players in Ireland to check their tickets to ensure that they do not miss out on any of the big prizes following Friday night’s special draw, “This is a brilliant result for our players. Among the 100 guaranteed prizes of €1 million throughout the entire EuroMillions community, players in Ireland managed to win not one, but three of the €1 million prizes up for grabs! In total, we had over 85,000 prize winners in the EuroMillions and Plus games last night, so we are urging everybody who played in-store and online to check their tickets carefully. In addition to the three brand new millionaires in Cork (2) and Galway, another player in Waterford will be waking up €500,000 richer after they won the top prize in the EuroMillions Plus game.”
The National Lottery has also confirmed that the three winning selling locations of the €1 million raffle prize in Cork and Galway are all retail based and they will be announced in the coming days. “For any National Lottery prizes over €1 million, we always ensure that we give the lucky winners a number of days to allow their life-changing win to sink in before we announce the exact winning location. We look forward to sharing the news of the three big wins with the local retailers and I’m sure there will be plenty of celebrations when their wins are announced,” added the National Lottery spokesperson.
The National Lottery has advised all of Friday night’s big EuroMillions winners to check their tickets carefully and if they have a winning ticket in their possession, they should sign it immediately and keep it in a safe place. To claim their prize, winners are asked to make contact with the prize claims team on 1800 666 222 or email firstname.lastname@example.org and arrangements will be made for their prize to be paid.