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Irish winners anonymously claim €86m EuroMillions jackpot

Sep 30, 2014, 8:44 am

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Ireland's newest millionaires have claimed their €86.7 million (US$109.2 million) winnings but will be keeping their identities a secret for now.

The National Lottery has confirmed a syndicate (pool) from Dublin collected their EuroMillions fortune from its offices in Dublin city center yesterday.

It was announced after the draw last Friday that the €86.7m prize had been won in Ireland. It is the third biggest win in the history of the National Lottery. (See $111 million EuroMillions jackpot won in Ireland, Lottery Post, Sep. 22, 2014.)

The winning ticket was a €6 quick pick, however, the National Lottery says it won't be revealing details of the selling agent until a later date.

The winners have said they wish to keep their win private but speaking at National Lottery offices yesterday said, "We're on top of the world."

Speculation has been rife since last weekend's announcement that the winning ticket had been sold in the Donabate area in north county Dublin.

Shops there have steadfastly denied selling the winning ticket, and last night staff at the Centra store in the Great Gas Junction Four, located just off the M1 Motorway, said they had heard nothing of where the winning ticket had been bought.

"Nobody has told us anything. There are rumors that we sold the ticket but I don't think it was us because we would have known," Angela Kuzmits said.

"Nobody has said absolutely anything about it."

Irish Independent

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Congrats to the winners. Claiming their winnings anonymously should help them not get hassled so much.

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    Congratulations to the winner. Glad to see that they had the option to claim anonymously.

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      Lep well I hope the days ahead bring them nutting but the finest spirits

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        Congratulation to all the winners Hurray!

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          Congrats to the winners.

          Anonymous and no taxes, what more could you ask!

          With the risin' of the moon......

          Lep

          Those who run the lotteries love it when players look for consistency in something that's designed not to have any. So many systems, so many theories, so few jackpot winners. 

          Lep

          There is one and only one 'proven' system, and that is to book the action. No matter the game, let the players pick their own losers.

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            Congrats to the winners. Claiming their winnings anonymously should help them not get hassled so much.

            Yes, they are very sensible to remain anonymous. US State Lotteries should give winners the same right. Requiring winners to go public puts them under enormous pressure and many can't handle it.

            We all get a lot out of lotteries!

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              the luck of the irish has struck again.Lep

              I am gonna focus on the small lotterys for now...

                Bondi Junction
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                Congrats to the winners.

                Anonymous and no taxes, what more could you ask!

                With the risin' of the moon......

                Lep

                The Irish Lottery has an online service, but you need an Irish address and bank account to subscribe.

                We all get a lot out of lotteries!