A man from west Dublin, Ireland, has described winning €500,000 in the EuroMillions multi-country game as a "pleasant shock".
He was the sole winner of the EuroMillions Plus €500,000 top prize in last Friday's draw.
EuroMillions Plus is an add-on game played only in Ireland that enters the first five numbers on your EuroMillions game ticket in a special Plus drawing held in Ireland the same evening. Adding EuroMillions Plus costs an extra €1 over the regular cost of a EuroMillions ticket.
The winner, who requested that his identity remain anonymous, bought his ticket in the Spar on Dodsboro Road in Lucan last Friday.
"I checked the results on Aertel on Friday night and it was certainly a shock when I saw I'd won — but a very pleasant shock," he said.
When picking up his money at the National Lottery offices today, he said, "I live a pretty simple life so I won't be running out and buying a Lamborghini. Top of the list is to buy a new shower door. And to pay the bills."
There have been 15 winners of the EuroMillions Plus €500,000 top prize so far in 2015, with €7.5 million paid out in EuroMillons Plus top prizes this year to date.
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