A skiing holiday and a trip to follow Ireland at Euro 2016 are the top of the agenda for the counties newsest millionares who picked up their winnings in Dublin today (Wednesday, January 27 ). The winning married couple who wish to keep their identies private picked up their €13,793,435 winnings at National Lottery headquarters.
"We play Lotto all the time, and have had some small wins, but this is tremendous, and very unreal. We played a €10 Quick Pick ticket in Careys in Belmullet for the big jackpot on Saturday last. We’re really thrilled for Careys as well, and delighted that the biggest jackpot of the year came to Mayo. Normally, we play family numbers, but just because it was such a big jackpot, we decided to play a Quick Pick. Look what happened!’, said the lucky wife.
The couple and their family have no immediate plans to spend large amounts of their fortune: they did reveal some plans, however, "Top of the wish list for us as a family is a skiing holiday, as we’ve never been. Hopefully, we’ll be on the slopes and doing the apres- ski thing by this time next month!" she said, while the winning husband added that ‘Obviously, we want to help family with mortgages and bills and what have you. And I want to go to the Euro finals in France later this year, so now I can afford to do that."