Kilkenny man €571,697 richer after claiming EuroMillions prize today

A MAN from Kilkenny, who wishes to remain anonymous, is €571,697 richer today (Thursday, April 4) after he came forward and claimed his EuroMillions prize at National Lottery headquarters.

A MAN from Kilkenny, who wishes to remain anonymous, is €571,697 richer today (Thursday, April 4) after he came forward and claimed his EuroMillions prize at National Lottery headquarters.

The winning €12 quick pick ticket was bought last Friday (March 29) in Kinsella’s Shop, High Street, Graignamanagh, Co Kilkenny.

The man was the only Irish winner among the five players who matched five numbers and one lucky star in Friday’s EuroMillions draw.

The winning numbers were 13, 30, 43, 44 and 46, with the lucky stars being 5 and 9.

There was one winner of the EuroMillions jackpot of a massive €132,486,743 (matched five numbers and two lucky stars) and the winning ticket was purchased in France.

Irene Kinsella of Kinsella’s Shop in Graignamanagh was thrilled to sell the €571,697 winning ticket and she told the ‘Kilkenny People’, “It’s great. There is a lot of rumour but there were only a few people doing €12 quick pick tickets on Friday before the draw and one of those is an elderly gentleman who comes and does the draw with us from time to time.”

In May 2009, a €1 million EuroMillions winning ticket was sold in Doran’s Super Valu, Graignamanagh and it went unclaimed as the owner didn’t come forward inside the three month deadline.