Limerick woman scoops €113m jackpot

Saturday 30 July 2005 22.27
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Limerick - Woman wins €113m
Limerick - Woman wins €113m
Euromillions - Rollover jackpot prize
Euromillions - Rollover jackpot prize

A 45-year-old Limerick woman has won Europe's largest ever lottery jackpot.

Dolores McNamara from Ballysimon stands to collect €113 million after winning the Euromillions rollover jackpot prize.

Ms McNamara was in the Track Bar in Limerick last night when she checked her Euromillions lottery ticket to find that she had all five numbers drawn as well as the two Lucky Star numbers needed to take the jackpot.

The jackpot had not been won since May and had been rolled over nine times.

The National Lottery operates Euromillions in Ireland. Its offices are closed for the Bank Holiday weekend so it will be Tuesday morning before Ms McNamara can claim her winnings. 

The numbers drawn were 3, 19, 26, 49, and 50. The Lucky Stars were 4 and 5.