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Irish family claims €38.9m EuroMillions jackpot anonymously

Jan 10, 2018, 12:02 pm

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A small pool of family members from Dublin, Ireland, collected a "life-changing" €38.9 million (US$46.5 million) EuroMillions lottery jackpot prize on Monday morning, following their huge win earlier this month.

The family members, who all wish to remain anonymous, bought the winning EuroMillions jackpot quick pick on the day of the draw, Friday December 29, at The Village Shop in Malahide.

Collecting their prize, the ecstatic family said that the last week has been a blur and revealed they are slowly coming to terms with their new-found wealth.

A family spokesman said, "This is life changing. It is amazing to think that we and our family members are now secure for the rest of our lives. But we won't go crazy. We have no plans to move to the moon."

"I play EuroMillions regularly and I checked my ticket as normal in a shop the morning after the draw," the family spokesman continued. "A message came up to contact the National Lottery. I knew then we had won. I was dizzy."

The man explained it was an emotional day for the family as they learned they were multi-millionaires.

He added, "We stayed in all day. There were lots of emotions. We kept looking at each other laughing and crying.

"You always hope that someday you would win a jackpot, but never really believe it will happen. For us our dreams have come true. We had a friend staying and we broke the news to him on Sunday.

"He said he could not believe he was sleeping under the same roof as people who had won almost €39 million!

"We watched the TV coverage from the winning shop in Malahide on Thursday and some of the media videos taken in the shop. And we kept saying: 'This is us!'"

As for what to do with the money, the family have plenty of ideas.

The winner said, "We haven't had much sleep in the last week. We will take our time before we make any big changes.

"We would like to start our own business and maybe look at buying a new house later this year.

"We will take a sun holiday in May or June, possibly the Bahamas or the Maldives we will see! What is great is that we can look after family and help make their lives easier also. That will give us great pleasure."

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Oh, the luck of the Irish. Shades of " Waking Ned devine"- come to mind.

 

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      Congrats to the lucky winners. Party

      The story doesn't say how much the shop that sold the winning ticket will get.

      Does anyone know? What?

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        Congrats to the lucky winners. Party

        The story doesn't say how much the shop that sold the winning ticket will get.

        Does anyone know? What?

        l took the liberty of looking up the "Irish Mirror" of Jan 2017 which had a €88 million winner from Cork MM, and noted that the store that sold the winning ticket was paid €25,000.l am guessing this store will get less than that..l think.

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          The bahamas are awesome. I'm planning on going there this year.

          Sometimes you do the right thing just because it’s right.

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            Todd, Love the look of the EuroMillions Logo Graphic. 

             Maldives? Isn't that off the Coast of Argentina? The British won that war. The Argentinian Generals who were in charge of the government were soon deposed peacefully. Now it is a favorite vacation spot. 

             More votes for Anonymity. Texas is the latest State to offer it. A winners name, photo, and video will last a lifetime. At least we have not seen many crimes related to the lottery in the recent past. The last one was in Georgia when a winner was killed over $800,000.00 All the criminals who participated in that crime have been caught. 

            Congratulations to the lucky Irish family! Party 

             "We are all in this together!" 

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              The Maldives are islands in the Indian Ocean -- very remote islands that are supposed to be quite beautiful.

               

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                The Maldives are islands in the Indian Ocean -- very remote islands that are supposed to be quite beautiful.

                Thank You, Todd, for the correction and direction of where to sail to. I googled maldives.com

                 $46.5 Million dollars! Tax-Free! 

                How about visiting the colonies? LOL!  ahem, I mean the States. USA can offer great vacations.

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                  LUCK OF THE IRISH

                  POT OF GOLD

                  Congrats to the winners!!!

                  I am a millionaire!

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                    LUCK OF THE IRISH

                    POT OF GOLD

                    Congrats to the winners!!!

                    I am sprinkling Irish pixie dust on all LP Members for good luck!Troll

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                      The magic words to this story is: A SMALL pool of family members.l hope an Irish " small pool" is 2-4 persons..max!

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                        The magic words to this story is: A SMALL pool of family members.l hope an Irish " small pool" is 2-4 persons..max!

                        I Agree! . I will notify two family members by email the first night then a phone call the next morning. I will notify the rest the day before I claim on the next business day. 

                         My adrenaline will keep me awake that first night. Maybe for a lot of nights? Who knows. I guess that the size of the jackpot and the number of other winners come into play. 

                         I have a written plan which I update and change as needed.

                         I am slowly recovering from not winning MM nor PB. Oh Well here comes another chance.

                         No Pity!

                         "We are all in this together!" 

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                          POT OF GOLD

                          Congrats to the winners!!!

                          Are you a millionaire? Really? Congratulations increase!!!

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                            I Agree! . I will notify two family members by email the first night then a phone call the next morning. I will notify the rest the day before I claim on the next business day. 

                             My adrenaline will keep me awake that first night. Maybe for a lot of nights? Who knows. I guess that the size of the jackpot and the number of other winners come into play. 

                             I have a written plan which I update and change as needed.

                             I am slowly recovering from not winning MM nor PB. Oh Well here comes another chance.

                             No Pity!

                            l'm from California too- but l am telling no one Music. I want to be in the Seychelles, in a hammock  for two, with my ravishing, gorgeous wife. While l'm trying to get my straw to work on this mimosa l can picture her turning to me and asking " Honey, what's going on?" Then, and only then will l let her know. Perfect timing wouldn't you say?Big Smile

                             * I'll tell you what, that vacation kicks into another gear altogether. Dance

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