The current Euromillions jackpot has been claimed by just one winner in Ireland, winning themselves a massive €175m/£152m!
This is the biggest ever win by an Irish ticket holder. The previous owner of such accolade was Dolores McNamara. The winner from Limerick has claimed €115m which means this jackpot is a massive €60m more!
This is the 14th time that Ireland has had a EuroMillions winner. Dermot Griffin, who is the CEO of the National Lottery has had his say on the win. He has said the winner should sign the back of their ticket, keep it very safe and then get in touch with National Lottery HQ who will tell them what to do then.
The winner of the €175m fortune is believed to have contacted National Lottery HQ now. They have won €175,475,380 in total which is going to require a massive cheque, unlike the man from Iowa who won $1!
You’ve won the lottery but what should you do now
The first thing you shouldn’t do is take to Facebook and tell the whole world you’ve won. It’s best to keep it quiet at first and just incase you haven’t won, that could be quite embarrassing! You will probably find friends you haven’t spoken to you in years are now desperate to meet for a ‘catch up’ or probably a payday.
Be wise with your money! Think about all the things that need paying off or planning for. Retirement and the mortgage won’t just take care of themselves. Plan to pay these off or save some of the money for when you get older. You definitely don’t want to end up like Michael Carrol. He blew his lotto win within 10 years and had to got back to work so maybe think about some wise investments with the money.
Finally, the most important and most exciting one, treating yourself. You now have more money than you ever dreamed of so go and buy that flash car or go on that dream holiday to the Bahamas for three weeks. If you’re feeling really generous you could maybe even treat some of your loved ones too. Just remember this can come with some hefty inheritance tax!
However, if you didn’t win, don’t worry as you can still win a huge jackpot on Paddy Powers slots. Last week another person from Ireland won a massive £4.2m. So if you fancy joining the millionaires have a go on PaddyPowers slots.