A lucky EuroMillions player in Galway has revealed plans for a dream trip to Elvis Presley’s homeland of Graceland, Memphis after claiming their winnings of over €1 million this afternoon.
The player, who wishes to remain private, said that it took weeks for them to realise they had the winning EuroMillions Ireland Only Raffle ticket worth a staggering €1,005,000.
The lucky local was looking at the ticket which did not have any of the EuroMillions numbers, so they threw it somewhere in their car.
“I completely forgot to check the raffle code on the bottom of the ticket,” they said.
“A few weeks later I decided to do a clear out of the car and I found the ticket wedged down the side of the seat.
“I scanned the ticket on the app and called the National Lottery Claims Team and that’s when they told me I was a millionaire! I couldn’t speak, I was in such complete and utter shock.
“I had a plan to surprise my wife for her birthday by putting the cheque in the card, but my great plan lasted all of one hour, I just had to tell her, I couldn’t keep it a secret any longer!”
The Galway player purchased the winning EuroMillions ticket worth €1,005,000 on the day of the draw, Friday 19 August, in Costcutter, Bealadangan.
“We’ve always wanted to go to Graceland in Memphis to visit the home of Elvis Presley, the King of Rock and Roll himself,” they added.
“That’s all we have in mind for the moment, we’re still letting it all sink in.”
Also claiming their prize in Lottery HQ today was a player from Kilkenny who took home the EuroMillions top prize worth €500,000.
The winning Normal Play ticket was sold on the 25th of August at Caulfield’s SuperValu store in Loughboy, on the outskirts of Kilkenny city.