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"Guess What? I Won The Lotto" - Limerick Winner Claims €8.5m Prize


04:19 10 Feb 2021

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A Limerick lotto player says they’ll "keep their head down" after claiming their 8.5 million euro winnings.

The anonymous winner, who scooped the jackpot last month recalled her shock in hearing they'd won.

"When I checked the email, I thought to myself that this can’t be right."

The winner said they checked the results over and over again but they "still can't believe it".

When it came to telling their family, they weren't sure how to break the news.

"Once I found out that I had won the jackpot, I picked up the phone to let my family know but I didn’t know what to say."

"It was a surreal moment so I just blurted out, ‘Guess what, I won the Lotto!’ I still don’t think they believe me.”

They said they plan to spend their prize on their family, on bills and will take a big holiday when restrictions lift.

They said while it is such a mind-blowing sum of money, they don't plan on be getting carried away by going on any spending sprees just yet.

Kerry Family Scoop One Million Euro Winnings

Meanwhile a family syndicate in County Kerry have also received their one million euro prize.

The lucky family won the Lotto Plus 1 top prize in December after purchasing a ticket at Whyte's Centra in Castleisland.

They family, which also decided to stay private about their winnings,  waited over a month to come forward, saying they needed time to allow "the massive win sink in".

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