Munster Man wins €6.6 Million with Just 30 Minutes to Spare

Munster Man wins €6.6 Million with Just 30 Minutes to Spare

Christmas has come early for a Munster man and his family after his decision to enter Irish Lotto online with only 30 minutes to spare saw them take home €6.6 million. The seven-figure jackpot win, part of a small family syndicate, comes just in time for all the seasonal festivities December has to offer.

Jackpot Win with Half an Hour Left

The winning numbers on Saturday 8th December were 9, 15, 17, 24, 41 and 43, plus the Bonus Ball 37. His lucky Quick Pick ticket was the only entry on the night to match all six main numbers and win the jackpot. There were over 33,000 winners elsewhere.

The lucky player, whose identity hasn’t been revealed after he decided to remain anonymous, explained he only started playing online after forgetting to buy tickets from licensed retailers on more than once occasion. There was only €3 left in his online account prior to the draw, and he quickly topped up his funds with just half an hour to spare, which ultimately proved to be the right decision.

Plans to Clear the Mortgage

The ticket holder saw the following day that the jackpot had been won by an online player, but it wasn’t until much later on that Sunday that he actually checked his ticket against the winning line. After finding out he was in fact the winner, the player from Munster came forward to claim his winnings from the National Lottery’s Winners Room at their headquarters in Dublin.

He explained: “You never actually think it’s going to be you. I’m staring at this cheque with all these zeroes on it and I still cannot believe it. We are going to have a great Christmas, as normal with our family and then we’ll clear the mortgage and bills in the New Year. After that, we’ll just see how we go.”

You could follow in the footsteps of the latest jackpot winner by choosing your numbers online ahead of tonight’s Irish Lotto draw for €2 million or this Friday’s EuroMillions draw worth €85 million. Your numbers are stored safely and securely in your online account, and you are automatically notified of any win. It would be the perfect Christmas present for you and those around you, so make sure you enter to be in with a chance of winning.

12th December 2018