Two new millionaires in Ireland as part of Euromillions "Ireland Only Raffle" 1 month ago

Two new millionaires in Ireland as part of Euromillions "Ireland Only Raffle"

A third winning ticket has been sold in Galway, but has yet to be claimed.

As August comes close to an end, two lucky National Lottery players have become Ireland's newest millionaires.

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The players in Tipperary and Sligo won €1 million each in the Euromillions "Ireland Only Raffle" draw.

The raffle has been carried out during every Friday Euromillions draw since 5 August.

The Sligo winner was the first to collect their prize, buying a ticket worth €1,005,000 in The Regional Stores in Ballinode.

“I was walking around with this ticket in my pocket for a full week not realising how much it was worth!  I couldn’t believe it when I was told it was over €1million!," said the winner, who chose to remain anonymous.

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"You know, you always dream about winning but you never think it’s actually going to be you. I’ve no big plans yet for the money but it’s definitely going to take the pressure off as the cost of living has gone so expensive."

The second winner was found in Tipperary, who purchased the winning numbers worth  €1,005,000 online.

“When I found out I’d just become a millionaire, I had to sit down! I just couldn’t get my head around it, I still can’t!," said the winner, also choosing to remain anonymous.

"I’m looking forward to taking the family on a well- deserved holiday. We’re thinking of maybe going to Dubai and doing it a proper 5-star luxury style holiday."

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A third person has won the latest raffle draw, but has yet to come forward to collect their €1 million prize.

The ticket was purchased last Friday (19 August) in Costcutter in Bealadangan, Galway.

Players in Galway are being urged to check their tickets, with the winning code being I – NCR – 41927 .

There's one last chance to become a millionaire through the "Ireland Only Raffle", and that's by buying a Euromillions ticket in-store or online before 7.30pm this Friday (26 August).

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