Euromillions results Ireland: Kildare Lotto player scoops €500k jackpot in Friday's draw

By Emma Nevin

A Lotto player in Kildare won a life-changing €500,000 in Friday night's Euromillions draw.

The winning Quick Pick ticket was purchased on the day of the draw at the Crookstown Service Station in south Kildare.

This is the second recent big win for Kildare Lotto players. Last Wednesday, a Kildare player became the first National Lottery millionaire of 2022 after they won the €1 million Daily Million top prize.

Seamus O’Reilly who owns the Crookstown Service Station joked "You always know there’s good news coming when you receive a call from the National Lottery late at night."

Seamus and his shop have sold lucky Lotto tickets before. In April 2021, one of his customers won a €1 million top prize in the Lotto Plus 1 game while in 2007, he also sold a Lotto jackpot ticket worth €2 million to one of his customers.

He said: "We are a local store in a small community here in Crookstown and to have three large lottery wins like this is unbelievable. It’s such a close-knit community and once the word gets out, I know everybody in Crookstown will be absolutely delighted for whoever the winner is.

"I’m lucky to have seen big lottery wins in my store throughout the years and to see the level of excitement in my customers faces as they walk through the door is absolutely priceless.

"We’ll enjoy the win here in Crookstown today for sure and we all hope that somebody in the community is the winner of the €500,000 prize."

A National Lottery spokesperson said that the Kildare winner should sign the back of their ticket and keep it in a safe place.

They said: "The winner should contact the National Lottery prize claims team on 1800 666 222 or email claims@lottery.ie and arrangements will be made for them to claim their prize."

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