Euromillions results: Ticket holder in Ireland wins record €175m jackpot – The Independent

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Euromillions results: Ticket holder in Ireland wins record €175m jackpot – The Independent

lottery player  in Ireland has scooped a £153m (€175m) EuroMillions jackpot – the biggest in the country’s history.

The winning numbers were 1, 8, 18, 19 and 39, while the Lucky Stars were 7 and 9.

The Irish National Lottery tweeted: “Players of Ireland – check your tickets! 


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“Someone just matched all numbers & stars on tonight’s draw winning a massive €175,475,380 and set a new record for the biggest win in National Lottery history.”

Five other tickets won £275,601 (€317,493).

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Gillian Bayford, who won £148m in August, offered a prime example of the Lottery winners’ preference for Audis when she opted for the luxury Quattro Q7, getting a top-of-the-range sound system included for her £40,000.

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Teenage lottery winner Eloise Hutchinson vowed to keep working her two jobs even after winning £1.3m on the National Lottery. She said: “I don’t want things to change too much, I am not going to change.” The 19-year-old bought her ticket at a Co-op store, where she had been working part-time


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Gillian Bayford, who won £148m in August, offered a prime example of the Lottery winners’ preference for Audis when she opted for the luxury Quattro Q7, getting a top-of-the-range sound system included for her £40,000.

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Teenage lottery winner Eloise Hutchinson vowed to keep working her two jobs even after winning £1.3m on the National Lottery. She said: “I don’t want things to change too much, I am not going to change.” The 19-year-old bought her ticket at a Co-op store, where she had been working part-time

National Lottery chief executive Dermot Griffin said the shop where the ticket was bought would not be revealed for a few days as procedures had to followed.

“We are advising our players to check their tickets and if they are the winner sign the back of the ticket, keep it safe, and contact National Lottery HQ and we will guide you through the claims process,” he said.


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“Whilst this is a massive win it can come as a shock to a player and we advise them to stay calm, get good independent legal and financial advice and contact us as soon as they can.”

He added: “This has been an incredibly lucky period for players on the island of Ireland. 

“In January a Northern Ireland couple won an amazing €127m [£110m] in the EuroMillions jackpot. The luck of the Irish is definitely in the air.”

It was the 14th Irish EuroMillions winning ticket since the game began in Ireland in 2004.

This record breaking win tops the £99 million (€115m) won by Dolores McNamara, from Limerick, in July 2005.

The second biggest win was in 2008 when a player from Tipperary won £13m (€15m) in 2008.


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