Lucky family who who scooped €460k on EuroMillions were down to their "last €30"

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The family won a massive €460k
The family won a massive €460k

The lucky punters who scooped €460,000 on the EuroMillions draw have revealed they were down to their “last €30”.

The winning Co Cork family, who wish to remain anonymous, have been celebrating since they matched five numbers and one Lucky Star and won a prize of €458,316 last Friday.

“I was down to my last €30 on Thursday night and was terribly worried about how we were going to get through the next couple of weeks," explained the father of the family.

"This really couldn’t have come at a better time. It’s life changing.”

“I have always been quite lucky and have won a number of small amounts on the EuroMillions in recent weeks," said "I even won about €1,200 on the Lotto 12 years ago and I always said I would win big again.”

The €9 quick pick ticket was bought in Al’s Restaurant, Market Green in Midleton, Co. Cork last Friday before the draw took place.

“It’s still a huge shock to the system - I haven’t slept properly since I found out we’d won on Saturday night,” the winning dad revealed.

“I checked my numbers online and just couldn’t believe my eyes – my numbers were the same as the ones on my screen.

"I rang my mam and asked her and my dad to check the numbers for me again. Of course they thought I was joking at first and then total hysteria broke out,” he said.