A delighted Meath man collected a cheque for a massive €436,958 after matching five numbers and a lucky star in the EuroMillions draw on Friday 5th August.
The latest EuroMillions online lottery winner said that he would like to remain anonymous. He did however say that, even though he always plays the EuroMillions online, he just happened to be in the local shop and decided to quickly buy a lotto ticket for the draw on 5th August.
"I would always play my Lotto and EuroMillions numbers online but I was in my local shop in Carlanstown and I decided to play a Quick Pick there instead, thankfully," he laughed.
"I was on my laptop the next day and I was checking the numbers from the previous night and I just could not believe it when I saw the results come up on my screen. I had to keep checking and checking to make sure that I didn’t make a mistake with the date but sure enough, here I am in the National Lottery offices with a cheque for ver four hundred thousand euro in my hands! It will take some time to sink in but it is an unbelievable feeling," he said.
"The one feeling which keeps coming into my mind is freedom. The freedom from money worries and the freedom to start making decisions. I was in a tight spot financially but this win will give me the freedom to make some important life changes. I am going to pay off my mortgage, pay all of my bills and then go on a nice holiday in the coming weeks," he added.
Friday’s EuroMillions roller signifies a massive increase in the jackpot, which now stands at a staggering €30 Million!
The winning EuroMillions lottery numbers for Friday 26 August, 2016 were:
1 - 9 - 28 - 30 - 48 plus Lucky Star numbers 7 and 8
The second tier brought in the first winners for the night, with as many as six EuroMillions ticket holders matching five numbers and one of the Star Balls, and each winning their prize of a significantly high €218,708.10.
Nine players won €48,601.80 in the third tier for matching five numbers correctly.
Down in the fourth tier, € 4,463.40 was won by 49 euro lotto players who were able to match four numbers and both Star Balls.
Best of luck!
The PlayEuroMillions.com Team
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