Irish Euromillions winner claims €94m prize
The Irish winner(s) of a €94m EuroMillions prize has made contact with National Lottery HQ in Dublin.
A spokeswoman said that the winner, or winners, is keeping their identity secret, for the time being.
The winning ticket – sharing the jackpot with a player in Belgium – was bought in the Dublin region, lottery chiefs said.
“The ticket has been verified and the National Lottery is working with the winner(s) to progress the prize claim,” she said.
It is the second largest jackpot win for Ireland and puts the lucky ticket holder 96th on the rich list.
There have been four jackpot wins since the EuroMillions game launched in Ireland in 2004, with Limerick woman Dolores McNamara holding the record for the largest win of more than €115m in 2005.
Last night’s €188m jackpot was the second largest EuroMillions prize to date.
Earlier, a small commuter town outside the city thought it was home to the new multi-millionaire after rumours spread on social media that the ticket had been bought in a local shop.
Staff at Reilly’s Supervalu in Sallins, Co Kildare, were toasting supposed success early in the morning but the celebrations were dashed before 8am after lottery chiefs cleared up the confusion.
“We’ve been told it’s not us, but it was sold in Leinster,” a worker said.