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Meath woman wins €500,000 in Euromillions lottery

Story by Ann Casey

Friday, 19th May, 2017 11:39am

Meath woman wins €500,000 in Euromillions lottery

Staff at Centra, Carlanstown following their last big Euromillions win at the store last August.

One exceptionally lucky Meath woman got her weekend off to a flying start when she left National Lottery offices with a cheque for a cool €500,000 which she won the EuroMillions Plus top prize on Friday 28th April.

The self-confessed lottery ticket hoarder only realised her new found fortune by chance when her friends mentioned the big local win.

“I am notorious for buying lottery tickets and hoarding them in my handbag for months on end. Earlier this week, I was chatting with my friends and the conversation somehow turned to the fact that the Centra Shop in Carlanstown had sold a winning EuroMillions ticket worth half a million euros and there was still no sign of a winner coming forward. In my head, I frantically started retracing where I may have bought my tickets but I never truly believed that it would be me.”

“When I finally got home, I told my mam to open her National Lottery phone App and we scanned the ticket together. There was an overwhelming sense of relief to see the winning message come up on the phone. That was a wonderful moment to share with my mother,” she added.

The winning EuroMillions Quick Pick ticket was sold at the Centra Store in Carlanstown on the day of the draw. The local Centra shop is proving to be a lucky EuroMillions hot-spot. Last August, the popular store also sold a winning EuroMillions Match 5 + Lucky Star ticket worth €436,958.

Despite her win, the delighted Meath lady hopes her luck continues for tonight’s €110 million EuroMillions jackpot:

“It’s a big shock to the system to comprehend a win of this magnitude. I have been in work for the past few days and all of the talk in there is about the work syndicate for the €110million EuroMillions jackpot tonight. Little do they know is that they already have a EuroMillions winner in their syndicate,” she smiled.

“This is a fantastic prize to win and this will set me up for my future. I will be able to purchase a house mortgage free and maybe I’ll have a nice holiday as well. Family is important to me so of course I will take care of them,” she added.


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