|Posted: July 30, 2005, 8:17 am - IP Logged|
A Limerick woman was celebrating with family and friends in the Irish Republic after she landed the biggest prize in European lottery history. Dolores McNamara is £115.6 million Euros (£77 million) richer after the luck of the Irish paid off for her in the EuroMillions draw Punters in the United Kingdom, Ireland, Portugal, Switzerland, France, Spain, Austria, Belgium and Luxembourg all participate in Europe`s weekly draw each Friday. There was euphoria in the Track Bar in Garryowen, Limerick when she discovered she was the lucky winner. The Euromillions jackpot had not been won since the middle of May and had rolled over nine times. The numbers drawn last night were: 03, 19, 26, 49, and 50 and the Lucky Stars were 04 and 05. Another Irish punter was also one of nine players across Europe to win 677,248 Euros (£467,000) in the Match 5 plus 1 star category.