Derry man scoops €8.6m in EuroMillions

Tuesday 12 February 2008 20.12
Ryan Magee - Bought 11 tickets for draw
Ryan Magee - Bought 11 tickets for draw

A 28-year-old Derry man has become Northern Ireland's latest lottery millionaire after scooping €8.6m in Friday's EuroMillions draw.

Ryan Magee from the Waterside in Derry bought 11 tickets for last Friday's draw, when there were 16 winning tickets throughout Europe.

He bought the 11 tickets in different towns in Northern Ireland, a strategy which has left a millionaire.

Mr Magee was one of 16 people across Europe who shared the €130m jackpot, his cut coming to €8,662,871.

Ryan is married with a young son and works in the IT sector.

He says he does not plan to give up work, but intends to invest some of the winnings in expanding his computer servicing business.