Irish Family on Emotional ‘Rollercoaster’ Following EuroMillions Jackpot Win

An Irish family from the west of Ireland are celebrating a huge EuroMillions win after coming forward to collect a €28.9 million jackpot. The group, who have opted to remain anonymous, claim they have been on an emotional ‘rollercoaster’ and that the enormity of the situation has only just started to sink in.

The lucky lottery lovers bought their winning entry from Umesh Kumar’s Garryduff XL Store on Pound Road in the town of Castlebar, Mayo a day before the draw on Friday 7th July. Little did the fortuitous family know that this solitary purchase would soon land them a sizeable sum of money and make them the talk of the Emerald Isle.

Upon collecting their eight-figure prize from National Lottery headquarters in Dublin, the clan told EuroMillions officials of how the win had taken them all by surprise: “This has come as a huge shock but we are thrilled. This will certainly make life easier for us all and will secure our futures,” they said.

Naturally, this recent success has brought the family a tremendous amount of joy, but they claim such a huge win has left them with a mixture of feelings: “It has been a rollercoaster week with lots of butterflies in our stomachs and lots of different emotions,” they said. However, they are adamant that there will be no snap decisions made in the heat of the moment: “We are keeping level heads and we will try to take it all in and we will give it time before we decide what to do with our winnings.”

Amazingly, this isn’t the first time that a winning EuroMillions entry has been sold in Mayo’s county town of Castlebar. In April 2014, an anonymous ticket holder landed a €15 million prize after purchasing their ticket from Staunton’s Costcutter Express. This latest win, as well as being the 11th time an Irish ticket holder has won the EuroMillions jackpot, also takes the total amount of money claimed by players in Ireland beyond the €1 billion mark.

The family were handed their newfound windfall by the National Lottery’s Chief Executive, Dermot Griffin, who was delighted to welcome the winners: “We always love seeing happy winners come into our winners’ room here in National Lottery headquarters.” Griffin then stated that the family should be given time to process their good fortune: “This is an incredible amount of money to win, and we have recommended that the winners get independent financial and legal advice.”

If you would like to land yourself a colossal EuroMillions prize, why not take part in tonight’s draw, when the jackpot will be worth an estimated €25 million? For your chance to win, simply pick your numbers online or play through any authorised retailer. Good luck!

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