Dublin ticketholder first of five Irish people to win a guaranteed €1 million in ‘Fortnight of Fortunes’
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A lucky ticket holder in Dublin woke up as Ireland’s newest millionaire on Wednesday morning, becoming the first of five people to win a guaranteed €1 million in the next fortnight.
The National Lottery has revealed that the winning ticket for Tuesday night’s EuroMillions ‘Ireland Only Raffle’ draw, worth €1,005,000, was sold in the capital.
The winning raffle code was I-JXB-69364, so get checking those tickets.
It was the first draw in what was been termed as the EuroMillions ‘Fortnight of Fortunes’, which guarantees to make five brand new millionaires in Ireland over the next two weeks in a series of special EuroMillions ‘Ireland Only Raffle’ events.
Essentially, it means that there will be a guaranteed Irish winner of €1 million in each Euromillions draw between now and the final event in the Fortnight of Fortunes.
Somewhat ironically, that final draw will take place on Friday, 13 November, when not just one, but two people, will be getting very lucky on traditionally the unluckiest day of the year.
Typically, in every single EuroMillions draw, 10 players in Ireland win €5,000 on the ‘Ireland Only Raffle’. In Tuesday night’s draw, an additional €1 million was added to the special raffle draw and among the 10 winners of €5,000, one was selected to win an additional €1 million.
56,000 Irish ticket holders won a prize of some distinction in Tuesday night’s draw and the National Lottery is encouraging all of its players to check their tickets carefully.
There was no winner of the €26 million jackpot on offer, which now rolls over the draw this Friday (6 November), when the jackpot will be €40 million.
Commenting on Tuesday night’s win, a National Lottery spokesperson said the name of the winning store will be revealed on Thursday and added: “As with any prize win over €1 million, it is important that we inform the winning retailer and of course to give the winning ticketholder the time and space they need to let this amazing win to sink in.
“If you are the lucky ticketholder, please sign the back of the ticket and contact our prize claims team on 1800 666 222 or email firstname.lastname@example.org and we will make arrangements for you to collect your prize.”