A resident in Cork was bestowed with an unexpected gift at the dawn of 2024. They found themselves €100,000 richer as a result of the New Year’s Eve Millionaire Raffle draw. The winning ticket was procured from the Friars Road Post Office located in Turners Cross, a suburban area just beyond the bustling Cork city centre.
This wasn’t the only win of the night. Five other fortunate individuals from diverse counties, including Clare, Donegal, Kildare, Louth, and Meath, also reaped a significant €100,000 each from the Millionaire Raffle. This serendipitous event marked an auspicious kick-off to their new year.
On the same night, Dublin city, known for its historic landmarks and vibrant nightlife, added another feather to its cap. It became home to Ireland’s first new millionaire of 2024. The ultimate €1m prize-winning ticket was purchased here, turning an ordinary citizen into a millionaire overnight.
The ticket that made this possible had the number 218960 printed on it. The National Lottery has stated that they will unveil the exact location of the store that sold the winning ticket on Tuesday, January 2, 2024.The New Year’s Eve draw was not just about the millionaires though. It spread joy among many others as well.
There were 15 prizes of €10,000, 45 prizes of €5,000, 302 prizes of €1,000, and a staggering 8,131 prizes of €500 up for grabs. This ensured that a large number of participants had something to celebrate as they stepped into the new year.A spokesperson from the National Lottery took the opportunity to advise the winners.
They said, “A player in Dublin certainly had a life-changing entrance into the new year by becoming Ireland’s newest millionaire. We urge all those who won the larger sums of €1 million and €100,000 to sign the back of their tickets and keep them in a safe place.”This event undoubtedly set a positive tone for the year 2024.
It brought unexpected fortune to several individuals and served as a reminder of the thrill and unpredictability that lottery draws offer. The winners are now faced with the delightful dilemma of deciding how to spend their newfound wealth, while others can only dream of what might happen in the next draw.