Couple Find €105,000 EuroMillions Ticket during Christmas Clear-Up

Couple Find €105,000 EuroMillions Ticket during Christmas Clear-Up

Christmas has come early for a married couple from County Galway, who discovered a winning EuroMillions ticket worth €105,000 had been sat in their top drawer for almost six weeks. They found it during a recent cleaning session, setting them up perfectly for the busy festive period.

Christmas Cheer for Husband and Wife

The husband and wife won the six-figure prize in EuroMillions’ special Ireland Only Raffle back on Friday 26th October. EuroMillions players in Ireland receive free entry into the additional raffle, and this draw offered an extra €1 million up for grabs for 10 winners. The additional prize money was split evenly between these winners, who received an extra €100,000 each on top of their normal €5,000 prize.

Winners have 90 days from the date of the draw to come forward and claim any prizes, and the Galway-based couple certainly got more than they bargained for when having their festive house clean. They bought their winning entry from an MAF Service Station in Portumna, County Galway, so a warm Season’s Greetings card may be coming their way in the build-up to Christmas Day.

Time to Enjoy December’s Festivities

The ecstatic couple expressed their delight at the timing of their discovery, and the husband explained: “This is a complete bolt from the blue and just in the nick of time for Christmas too. We were clearing up the house before we put up the Christmas decorations and we took a break to check the tickets to see if there was a few bob on them.

"When I scanned it on my phone, a message just popped up telling me that I had to contact the National Lottery. Obviously we were excited because we knew there must have been a prize on it but we never in a million years imagined it would be this much. It’s just amazing."

The lucky winners could stock up on the finest mince pies, buy generous presents for their loved ones, or book an immediate Christmas break to a warmer climate to escape this cold weather. The possibilities are endless, but they have said they will use the money to pay off part of their mortgage before enjoying all the festivities that are on offer at this time of the year.

You could revel in your own early Christmas present by entering this Friday’s EuroMillions draw for €70 million, so pick your numbers today and you may be feasting on a gourmet three-course roast dinner with all the trimmings for the rest of December. Good luck, and Merry Christmas!

6th December 2018


Friday 24th September 2021
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