The mystery couple bought their ticket in Nenagh, County Tipperary, at Cleary’s Garage on the Limerick Road.
But Cleary’s were not telling who the mystery couple are, other than to say they were from the Mid West of Ireland.
The town of Nenagh has been alive with rumours since the news broke of a local ticket winning €4,712,488. But so far the lucky couple have chosen, and succeeded, in remaining anonymous. And it’s now been revealed they have already collected their cheque from the main lottery offices in Dublin, on Monday afternoon.
It turns out the couple have been playing the same lottery numbers for 20 years – 2, 11, 12, 16, 22, 27. Both of them were watching the draw live on TV when all 6 of their numbers were drawn:-
I couldn’t believe it when all my numbers appeared together on the screen at the end of the draw. I was in shock. I started screaming with excitement.
As well as clearing their debts, the couple plan to help out family – and to take a much needed holiday while they work out what to do next.