The lucky Irish winner of the €94 million ($122 million) EuroMillions prize has come forward to claim their prize.
On Wednesday afternoon National Lottery HQ in Dublin confirmed that the winner had made contact. A spokeswoman said that the winner, or winners, is keeping their identity secret for the time being, BreakingNews.ie reports. The ticket was reportedly sold in Co. Dublin.
"The ticket has been verified and the National Lottery is working with the winner(s) to progress the prize claim," a spokesperson confirmed.
The winning numbers were 4, 5, 13, 27, 35 and the Lucky Stars were 1, 2. The jackpot had been rolling over since Friday, June 7.
Ireland’s newest millionaire automatically enters the country’s rich list at number 96.
Tuesday night’s €188m jackpot was the second largest EuroMillions prize to date. The Irish winner will share the jackpot with a player in Belgium.
Ireland’s biggest ever previous Euromillions winner was Dolores McNamara from Limerick who won close to $200 million in 2005.
EuroMillions draws are held every Tuesday and Friday night in Paris and the lottery is played in several European countries. All prizes are tax-free.
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