“We’re really looking forward to buying our dream house in the countryside” said a very happy Tipperary couple who celebrated their big win of €468,877 in the EuroMillions game on Tuesday 20 March 2012.
The couple purchased their €3 Quick Pick ticket in Gleesons Newsagents in Henry Street, Limerick. This ticket won them their Match 5 plus 1 lucky Star prize. If they had matched one more number, they would have won the entire EuroMillions jackpot of €15,000,000 which wasn’t won on that night.
The happy couple, who did not wish to be identified, have a young family and can’t believe their luck. The lucky husband said:
‘I bought my ticket in Gleesons as I was passing through on business. I was at home on the Tuesday night we won and I had to get my wife out of bed because I didn’t trust my own eyes when I saw that we had won this unbelievable amount’.
The lucky wife added:
‘It’s always been our dream to live in the country and have a house with a big garden. This win allows us to start house-hunting straight away – it’s just fantastic.’
‘I’ve been fairly lucky on EuroMillions in the last while. Only six weeks ago, I won €2,000 in the EuroMillions Plus game and that was great then – paid a few bills and all that. But we’re just blown away with this win’, said the happy husband.
The couple plan to go on a planned sun holiday in June and then start their house hunt straight away.