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It (probably) wasn't you: the €93m Euromillions winner has come forward

Lottery authorities say the winner – whose ticket was bought in Dublin – has made contact.

Yeah. We didn't win either.
Yeah. We didn't win either.
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IF YOU HAVEN’T gotten around to checking your Euromillions ticket yet, we have bad news: it wasn’t you.

The holder of the Irish ticket which shared last night’s jackpot of nearly €188 million has made contact with the National Lottery.

Lottery authorities said the winning ticket was sold in the Dublin region.

Assuming the ticket was not held by a syndicate, the winner will become the second-biggest lottery winner in Irish history.

Only Dolores McNamara’s sole win of €115,436,126 in 2005 ranks as a higher lottery windfall for an Irish player.

The Euromillions jackpot was the second-biggest in the history of the draw: the only bigger jackpot, of €190 million, was won by a couple from Suffolk last August.

Don’t throw away your ticket just yet, however: it could still be worth a reasonable amount to you.

Aside from the jackpot winner, 41 Irish entrants won €175 for matching four of the five regular numbers and one of the two ‘Lucky Stars’.

88 people matched four numbers, taking €87, while 92 people won €62 for matching three of the regular numbers and both of the Lucky Stars.

Some 47,320 tickets will have won €4 for matching two of the five numbers.

Next Friday’s jackpot will revert to the minimum €15 million.

Read: Here’s why it’s a good thing you didn’t win the Euromillions

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