Having decided to check both her dad’s and her own numbers during the half-time interval of Wednesday’s crunch Euro 2016 match for Ireland, the lucky lady discovered that she had in her possession a ticket that was worth a very handsome six-figure sum. As football fans across the nation celebrated an historic 1-0 win for the Green Army, the woman, who has opted to remain nameless, was no doubt celebrating just as hard as the footy fans thanks to her good fortune. This latest piece of EuroMillions Plus luck for the delighted Dubliner takes the number of top prize winners up to 11 since the start of the year.
Quoted in The Liberal, the woman spoke of her elation after picking up such a sizeable sum: “It’s an amazing feeling. You wake up one morning and you can afford to see the world a little differently,” she said. “Having the comfort of half a million Euro in the bank is just wonderful.” Unfortunately, the woman’s good fortune could not inspire Ireland to a memorable win against Euro 2016 hosts France in the Round of 16, but that hopefully won’t dampen her spirits!
A EuroMillions jackpot worth over €39.6 million was claimed by a French player in Friday’s draw, meaning that the top prize has been reset to a guaranteed €15 million. In Ireland, players can enter their five main numbers into the supplementary EuroMillions Plus draw for the chance to win up to €500,000.
Tickets for EuroMillions are available online or from authorised retailers in participating countries, and if you’re in Ireland you can also try your luck at this great extra game. Have fun!