A free EuroMillions lucky dip ticket turned into a £1m euro lotto win for Catherine and Ciaran Kidd from Co. Derry in Ireland. It’s not the first that this lucky couple have found luck on Europe’s favourite lotto game. Back in 2005, just two years ago, they also won a tidy sum of 20,000 in the Lotto Millionaire Raffle!
Catherine loves to play the lottery online, with the EuroMillions lottery being her favourite online lottery. Not surprising as she’s found a lotto luck doing so over the last two years.
It was while Catherine was at work, that she received a EuroMillions email notification informing her of the win. At first, Catherine thought it was a free lucky dip but “couldn’t settle with the suspense until I found out.” She called her husband, Ciaran Kidd, and asked him to double check the email.
When Ciaran called Catherine back he confirmed that she had, in fact, become instant millionaires, thanks to playing the EuroMillions lottery online.
Like so many lottery winners, coming to terms that they have in fact won a substantial amount on the lottery, was rather difficult to comprehend, so she contacted Camelot herself to make sure Ciaran got it right and wasn’t playing a joke on her.
Camelot too confirmed the lucky EuroMillions win. Even though she had just received the most amazing win, it would naturally take time to claim the win, so Catherine stayed at work to finish the day. She told lottery officials that she found it difficult to concentrate and that she thought her “heart was going to burst out of my chest.”
The minute she got home, Catherine and Ciaran hugged each other celebrating their life-changing euro lotto win, still finding it really hard to believe that they did, in fact, win the EuroMillions. “It was, and still is, totally surreal,” said Catherine.
A merry Christmas thanks to EuroMillions
The couple said that Christmas will be even more special this year, thanks to winning the EuroMillions for the second time.
No doubt there will be rather a lot more Christmas presents under the tree this year for their four children, aged between two and ten. Toys, toys and more toys thanks to the EuroMillions.
The millionaire parents received their winner’s cheque at the Greenville Hotel in Cookstown, where they celebrated their wedding 12 years ago.
It’s not the first time that we’ve heard about someone winning the EuroMillions more than once. In fact, just off the top our heads, we can remember the Fry family from Scotland who won £1m on the EuroMillions not once, not twice, but three times!
A lotto player from Cork, Ireland also won the lottery three times. The lucky Irish player, first won the lottery in 2004 when he won €300,000 on Lotto Plus One, and then again in 2006 when he won €500,000 as part of an Irish Lotto syndicate. The third lotto win happened in the May 30 EuroMillions draw, when he won €19,912 win for matching five numbers.
Play the EuroMillions lottery online
Gone are the days where EuroMillions lottery enthusiasts just had to watch from the sidelines as only those in the participating countries could partake in Europe’s biggest and most popular euro lotto game.
With the help of the internet and websites like PlayEuroMillions.com you too can buy a EuroMillions lottery ticket online.
Not only will EuroMillions ticket holders receive an email notification (just like Catherine) informing you of the latest EuroMillions winning numbers, but any winnings will also be reflected in the email, with an easy “claim winnings” option to make claiming your win as hassle-free and fast as possible.
It’s not just this function on PlayEuroMillions.com that’s great, by signing up to receive our latest lottery notification emails, you also get to take advantage of exclusive deals and special features only available to those playing EuroMillions online right here at PlayEuroMillions.com.
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