Co Wicklow Couple Find Winning EuroMillions Plus Ticket in Handbag

Co Wicklow Couple Find Winning EuroMillions Plus Ticket in Handbag

A couple are €500,000 richer after checking the numbers on a month-old EuroMillions Plus ticket. The husband and wife duo from Co Wicklow successfully matched all five numbers in the draw on Tuesday 20th September, but had forgotten about their entry until the wife dug deep in her handbag.

The pair, who have chosen to remain anonymous, purchased their entry from Kilmacanogue Esso Service Station prior to the draw, but failed to check the playslip for almost a month after the draw had taken place. The partners were certainly overjoyed to find out that they were the winners of a €500,000 fortune and found it hard to believe that they were in possession of the very precious cargo for such a long period of time. Speaking to National Lottery officials, the wife said: "To think, I’d a ticket worth half a million Euro in my handbag! I didn’t get around to checking them until yesterday and got a message on the scanner to contact the National Lottery.”

The husband was equally as ecstatic, but managed to keep his emotions well-hidden as he made the call to National Lottery headquarters: "I was very calm when I phoned the National Lottery to confirm. I read out the number on the ticket and was told we’d won half a million.” It was only then that the excitement finally burst free: "Well, then I lost my calm. I’ve been shaking ever since," he revealed.

The couple were one of two lucky ticket holders to end the night with a EuroMillions Plus jackpot and became the first of seven winners of the top prize in the past ten draws. Players of the supplementary game have enjoyed plenty of success this year, with a total of 21 winners since the start of 2016, each claiming the €500,000 reward.

With an estimated jackpot of €49 million, this Tuesday’s EuroMillions draw is one that you simply cannot afford to miss. Tickets can be purchased online or from any authorised retailer from across the country, and don’t forget to add a EuroMillions Plus entry for an additional change to win big! Best of luck!

24th October 2016