A family from County Clare has claimed last Saturday's €4.4 million Irish Lotto Jackpot. They visited National Lottery Ireland's offices in Dublin on Thursday to pick up their check, but the mystery surrounding their identity will continue because they have opted to remain anonymous.
The family purchased their winning €4 Quick Pick ticket from Reddan’s Store and Post Office in Sixmilebridge on Friday, July 4, and news that the store had sold a winning ticket quickly became a hot topic of conversation in the town.
There was much speculation about the winners identity, but Kate Reddan, whose parents own the store, appears to have been proved right when she stated the winners 'could just decide to remain anonymous'.
In a statement issued via the National Lottery Ireland the winners said they were 'shocked and stunned' by the win.
Ireland's latest Euromillionaires say they no have specific plans for the money, but state they are looking forward to the future and enjoying their lives.
County Clare has been unusually lucky for lottery players of late.
In August 2013 a woman from County Limerick crossed the border, purchased a ticket in Lahinch, and won a €6m jackpot prize. Then, in November 2013, a couple from Quin won a €5.5 million jackpot.
Lady Luck showed further favoritism to County Clare players in March this year when a €24 mix play ticket purchased in Kilrush scooped a very impressive €8.3 million prize.