Lucky Athlone couple win €500,000 in EuroMillions plus

A lucky and delighted Athlone couple won the top prize of €500,000 in the EuroMillions Plus draw recently. The happy winners collected their prize last week at National Lottery offices, just in time for the holiday weekend.

The lucky couple, who wish their win to remain private, bought their ticket on the day of the draw (Tuesday March 26 ) in Tesco, Golden Island Shopping Centre, Athlone. The ticket was a €3 Quick Pick selection.

Commenting on how they will spend the winnings, they said: “On many, many things, but particularly, we will put most of it by for our young family. We’d also like to take a holiday because the weather has been so cold in the last few weeks, it would be nice to feel some heat in our bones again”.

The wife said that she had “almost forgotten to play on Tuesday night and so I nearly missed our chance to win this fantastic prize. Thankfully, it has all worked out and we are both looking forward, with our family, to a really great Easter,” she finished.

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