Irish Lotto Winners Go Public
What with the EuroMillions rollover jackpots that have been up for grabs in recent draws and the €100 million EuroMillions Superdraw coming up tonight (Tuesday 4 October), it may have escaped the attention of lottery players in the UK that the multi-rollover jackpot in the Irish Lotto game was landed on Saturday 24 September. One ticket matched all six main numbers (02, 07, 19, 23, 33 and 43) to win €11,033,593 and we are delighted to tell you that the owners of that winning ticket have decided to go public. We can therefore bring you news that the ticket was owned by the McIntyre family who live in Belmullet, County Mayo.
There are six members of the family who shared in the public celebrations: Martin McIntyre, his wife Evelyn and their adult children Michelle, Stephanie, Sandra and Shane. The family had entered a random selection of numbers using the Quick Pick feature and their winning ticket had cost just €4.
It was Evelyn who first checked the winning ticket on Saturday evening and initially she though that they had matched just a few of the numbers. She handed the ticket over to Martin who double-checked and announced that they had in fact matched all six main numbers. That was when they realised that they had won at least a share of the €11 million jackpot.
As it turned out, the McIntyres were the only players to match all six numbers, so they scooped all €11 million outright. This is the largest Irish Lotto win in County Mayo and the 11th biggest in the history of the game, which was launched way back in 1987. Sensibly, the family members aren’t in any mad rush to go spending, but intend to put the cash aside for a few months so that they can think about what to do with it all.
We congratulate the McIntyres on their massive Irish Lotto win, and we wish them every success in the future. And for those of you who would like to win your own life-changing jackpot, the EuroMillions Superdraw tonight presents a perfect opportunity to try and do just that. Buy your tickets online today and this time tomorrow you could be considering going public as the next big lottery jackpot winner!
Written by Ian BruceTuesday 4th October 2011
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