Lotto bosses are expected to reveal where in Meath the player purchased their golden ticket tomorrow.
Manager of Hammel’s Centra store Chris Hammel said in a statement: “Our lucky customers are on something of a lottery hot streak at the moment.
The National Lottery spokesperson said: “How close was this Dublin player to becoming Ireland’s 17th EuroMillions jackpot winner since the game began back in 2004?
"With each number she called, my heart raced that bit faster. The last number she called was 41. ‘I’ve that too,’ I said. ‘You can’t have,’ she said. She didn’t believe me. She was sure I was messing. She checked the ticket herself and sure enough I’d all five numbers. There were a few screams after that.”
Usually, winning ticket-holders have 90 days to claim their prize but the National Lottery extended that period after the prize went unclaimed.
Someone in Ireland just became half a millionaire after the EuroMillions Plus top prize was won in Friday’s draw.
At a cost of just €1 extra per line, the EuroMillions Plus draw gives players an extra chance to win €500,000.
A National Lottery spokesperson said: "We can confirm that we have been contacted this afternoon by the lucky ticketholder and arrangements are currently being made for the claim to be made once restrictions are lifted due to the on-going public health emergency."
A lucky Meath punter is celebrating tonight after they won an incredible €500,000 in Tuesday's EuroMillions draw.
The winning ticket was sold in the Kilmoon Service Station in Ashbourne, Co Meath ahead of the draw on Tuesday, 26 September.
On Tuesday night, a Donegal player bagged the incredible €500,000 after they scooped the EuroMillions Plus top prize.
One lucky punter has been given an early Christmas present after they managed to scoop the top prize of €500,000 in last night’s Euromillions Plus draw.
A National Lottery spokesperson said: ‘Over 117,000 players in Ireland won prizes in last night’s EuroMillions draw so it is vital that anybody who entered the draw checks their tickets carefully to see if they won one of these fantastic prizes.
"This is Ireland’s 16 EuroMillions jackpot winner and we are now asking all our players to check their tickets very carefully to see if they are the lucky winner or winners.
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