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'It's surreal': Kildare family syndicate scoops €500k in EuroMillions

The family wanted to keep their names private, but bought their ticket in an Athy shop.
Nov 1st 2013, 9:06 PM 26,352 20

A KILDARE FAMILY is celebrating after winning half a million euro in the EuroMillions Plus draw.

The National Lottery said today that the winners were a family syndicate from Co Kildare who bought their quick pick ticket in a shop in Athy.

The winners were understandably described as “excited” when they collected their cheque for €500,000 at the National Lottery offices.

They won the top prize in last Friday’sEuroMillions draw on 25 October.

They didn’t want their names to be revealed,  but did say:

We’re so happy. We’ve been playing for years and while you always hope it’ll be you, you never expect it to happen. It’s all so surreal.

The group’s €24 multi draw winning ticket was bought in Murphys, Ballylinan, Athy, Co Kildare on Tuesday 22 October.

They toasted their good fortune with a glass of champagne, saying: “We’re looking forward to making plans for the win. It’s a really exciting time.”

Tonight’s EuroMillions jackpot is a guaranteed €15 million (but you had to buy your ticket before 7.30pm).

Read: Luck of the Irish: Another EuroMillions winner but they have yet to claim prize>

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