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$111 million EuroMillions jackpot won in Ireland

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The hunt is on for Ireland's latest lottery millionaire after one winner hit the jackpot in the multi-country Euro Millions lottery game.

"There was one winner of the EuroMillions Jackpot," a National Lottery spokesperson said.

"The winning ticket was sold in Ireland."

The winning EuroMillions numbers on Friday, September 19, 2014, were 6, 8, 34, 38, and 48 and the two Lucky Stars were 3 and 9. The jackpot was worth €86.7 million, which equates to $111.3 million in US Dollars.

The win is the third highest ever recorded in the country.

Dolores McNamara won a staggering €115 million (US$147.7 million) in a draw back in 2005 and a mystery player scooped €94 million (US$120.7 million) on a ticket sold from a Mace shop in Beaumont, Dublin 9 in June 2013.

Ms. McNamara has kept a low profile since then.

The latest EuroMillions winner will be catapulted onto the Irish Rich List if he or she is a solo winner — ahead of the likes of Van Morrison (€63m) and dwarfing the fortune of One Direction's Niall Horan (€17m).

The Lottery has indicated that it won't be revealing the shop or even the country where the winning ticket was sold until the winner makes contact.

"There is a very different protocol to the lottery where we release the agent details the day after the draw," the spokesperson said.

"For the EuroMillions, we wait until the person has time to come forward given the size of the jackpots, and the amount of money that they win, and give them time to come to terms with that."

It is the fourth big win by an Irish player in little over a year — including an Irish family who won €15m earlier this year.

The win brings to almost €650m the amount won by Irish EuroMillions players since 2004.

Winner can live like a king on just the interest

Friday's lucky winner will not have to touch a cent of their winnings and can still live like royalty.

Based on the current Bank of Ireland 12-month personal savings interest rate of 1.55%, the lucky winner will accrue about €1,330,000 interest after just 12 months.

Even with the DIRT tax at a punitive 41%, the holder of the winning ticket would still have an annual income of about €784,000 without touching a penny of their €86.7m fortune.

The National Lottery advises that if you are the winner that you should keep the ticket safe and make sure that you sign the back.

Their office opens during the week at 9:15 am to await a phone call from the lucky winner.

The company knows where the ticket was bought, but will keep it secret for some days to allow the winner time to process their win.

"For the EuroMillions we wait until the person has time to come forward, given the size of the jackpots and the amount of money that they win, and give them time to come to terms with that," a spokesperson said.

Thanks to myturn for the tip.

Independent.ie, Lottery Post Staff

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Posted: September 22, 2014, 8:46 am - IP Logged

"For the EuroMillions we wait until the person has time to come forward, given the size of the jackpots and the amount of money that they win, and give them time to come to terms with that," a spokesperson said.

 

I WOULD LOVE TO HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO COME 2 TERMS WITH THAT!!!! See Ya!

    Drenick1's avatar - villiarna
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    Posted: September 22, 2014, 10:17 am - IP Logged

    1.55% is 6 times higher than the current interest rate of .25% being paid at most U.S. banks.

    $1.7 million before taxes being paid on the principal each year is something most of us could live with.

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      Posted: September 22, 2014, 10:22 am - IP Logged

      It’s been their family estate for 350 years, but yesterday the Cooper family confirmed that they are selling Markree Castle, one of Co Sligo’s most historic houses. The price tag is believed to be €3.1 million.

       

      I read the above article in an Irish newspaper, if I was lucky enough to win a massive jackpot, I would buy such a castle to renovate and turn into a hotel.

      Discounts for lotterypost members!

      We all get a lot out of lotteries!

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        Posted: September 22, 2014, 10:59 am - IP Logged

        A very nice jackpot! Congrats to whoever won it.

        "No one remembers the person who almost climbed the mountain, only the person who eventually gets to the top."

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          Posted: September 22, 2014, 11:30 am - IP Logged

          "For the EuroMillions we wait until the person has time to come forward, given the size of the jackpots and the amount of money that they win, and give them time to come to terms with that," a spokesperson said.

           

          I WOULD LOVE TO HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO COME 2 TERMS WITH THAT!!!! See Ya!

          With PowerBall at $225M you have a chance at winning that opportunity if you really want it.  At $2/chance I'll pass on it.

           * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket * 
             
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            Posted: September 22, 2014, 11:34 am - IP Logged

            It’s been their family estate for 350 years, but yesterday the Cooper family confirmed that they are selling Markree Castle, one of Co Sligo’s most historic houses. The price tag is believed to be €3.1 million.

             

            I read the above article in an Irish newspaper, if I was lucky enough to win a massive jackpot, I would buy such a castle to renovate and turn into a hotel.

            Discounts for lotterypost members!

            If I won a large jackpot, I too would love to buy a castle.

             

            Congratulations to the winners.  Hope they are able to manage their win well.

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              Posted: September 22, 2014, 12:30 pm - IP Logged

              If I won a large jackpot, I too would love to buy a castle.

               

              Congratulations to the winners.  Hope they are able to manage their win well.

              No castle for me as I would "settle" for a moderate custom built home in a nice safe and secure neighborhood.

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                Posted: September 22, 2014, 1:48 pm - IP Logged

                Idea   Maybe some Irish spring soap will help me win the powerball.

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                  Posted: September 22, 2014, 1:52 pm - IP Logged

                  No castle for me as I would "settle" for a moderate custom built home in a nice safe and secure neighborhood.

                  no castle for me either, but I'd love to find a nice swatch of land to build on

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                    Posted: September 22, 2014, 1:53 pm - IP Logged

                    If I won a large jackpot, I too would love to buy a castle.

                     

                    Congratulations to the winners.  Hope they are able to manage their win well.

                    You can buy this one 2 hours from me.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3AzyuOmEhrw

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                      Posted: September 22, 2014, 2:23 pm - IP Logged

                      Congratulation to the winner/s....

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                        Posted: September 22, 2014, 3:16 pm - IP Logged

                        I hope they get all their ducks in line before coming forward. Patience is needed here.Party

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                          Posted: September 22, 2014, 4:58 pm - IP Logged

                          Congratulations to the Winners White Bounce

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                            Posted: September 22, 2014, 7:52 pm - IP Logged

                            Congratulations EuroMillions BIG jackpot winner(s)! Lep

                            Wow, Ireland legal citizen savers sure do get punished in Ireland!  If this citizen invests their savings, Ireland's federal government gets a 40% cut of interest earned each year!!!

                            Having several millions of dollars in my financial accounts means receiving several valuable services each day!

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