A small family syndicate from Co. Dublin saw their dreams come through when they collected a life-changing €38.9M EuroMillions jackpot cheque at National Lottery HQ today.
The ecstatic family said the last week has been a blur and they are slowly coming to terms with their massive good fortune.
A spokesperson for the small group said: “This is life changing. It is amazing to think that we and our family members are now secure for the rest of our lives. But we won’t go crazy. We have no plans to move to the moon!”
The syndicate – who want to keep their win private – bought the winning EuroMillions jackpot quick pick on the day of the draw, Friday December 29th, at The Village Shop in Malahide shopping centre in Co. Dublin.
The spokesperson said: “I play EuroMillions regularly and I checked my ticket as normal in a shop the morning after the draw. A message came up to contact the National Lottery. I knew then we had won. I was dizzy.”
He said he went home and shared the news with family members: “We stayed in all day. There were lots of emotions. We kept looking at each other laughing and crying. You always hope that someday you would win a jackpot, but never really believe it will happen. For us our dreams have come true. We had a friend staying and we broke the news to him on Sunday. He said he could not believe he was sleeping under the same roof as people who had won almost €39M!”
“We watched the TV coverage from the winning shop in Malahide on Thursday and some of the media videos taken in the shop. And we kept saying: “This is us!”
He said the plan is to continue with life as normal as possible: “We haven’t had much sleep in the last week. We will take our time before we make any big changes. We would like to start our own business and maybe look at buying a new house later this year. We will take a sun holiday in May or June, possibly the Bahamas or the Maldives we will see! What is great is that we can look after family and help make their lives easier also. That will give us great pleasure.”
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