An Armagh couple have scooped a staggering £115m on the EuroMillions and social media has gone into meltdown…sort of.
The couple, whose identity will be revealed later this morning, after correctly predicting all the numbers in the New Year’s Day draw.
The lucky pair will start 2019 with an additional £114,969,755.70 in their bank.
Andy Carter, senior winners’ adviser at The National Lottery, said: “Imagine kicking off the new year with an extra £114m to your name.
“What an amazing win and year ahead for one lucky UK ticket-holder. This win ranks at number four in the list of the biggest ever National Lottery winners and we look forward to helping them begin to enjoy their win.”
The biggest UK lottery winners to date are Colin and Chris Weir, who took home more than £161m in 2011.
And here’s how Twitter reacted…
Just heading to work from County Armagh… and will be heading to work again next week. Unless the neighbours have won £115m and share it with us! #Lottery
— David Blevins (@skydavidblevins) January 4, 2019
Is it really petty that i’m hoping to god the lottery winners from Armagh are people I don’t know/hate ????????
— Lauren (@Laureenn12) January 4, 2019
Anyone got a relative in Armagh who’s gone off the grid??
I think I know where they are!
— C.o.l.i.n. (@Cynical_Colin) January 4, 2019
Friday headlines…..EUROMILLIONS SENSATION……Armagh Couple’s £115M Jackpot…..£115M To Beat The January Blues….North’s £115m Pot Luck……Doctors tell parents to cut children’s screen time…. pic.twitter.com/gYeauuVEwc
— Eugene Diamond (@EDiamond136) January 4, 2019
It's great news that my long lost Uncle Bill from Armagh has had some luck #lotsofpeoplenowfriends
— MattD (@smashtheoinks) January 4, 2019
Would sicken ya that someone from Armagh jus won £114 million in the lotto, fact be buying tickets every day now
— Shannon Murtagh (@ShannonMurtagh6) January 3, 2019
Whoever won the euro millions in Armagh do you fancy lending like half a mil so I can live my best life pls
— Stan Exo the uwu kings (@eexolkimjongin) January 4, 2019
Winner of the 115m jackpot is from County Armagh ???? bet it's my uncle that my ma doesn't talk to
— Ellis Beattie (@ellisbeattie) January 3, 2019
EuroMillions jackpot winner from Co Armagh to go public. Armagh! What could possibly go wrong? Well, at least they'll be able to afford the security. I suspect they'll need it.https://t.co/rtexeUqAe1
— John Finn (@carrigman) January 3, 2019
So the lottery winners live in County Armagh – hopefully they go on a spending spree that boosts the economy, lavish gifts on charitable causes and enjoy it with those who have been good to them. A good news story for a change!
— CurriculumNI (@curriculumni) January 3, 2019
This is hilarious. It's like an episode of Mrs Brown's Boys or Fr Ted. The whole of Lurgan town's whatsapps going mad on who's won the Euromillions. A few windups on fb turning in to Chinese whispers ????
— Maria McCann (@BBCmariamc) January 3, 2019
— Johnny Caldwell (@Johnny_Caldwell) January 3, 2019
Right enough who in co. Armagh won the lottery? Also do u have a son?
— Kirsty Stevenson (@kirstystevennn) January 3, 2019
Wonder do I have any relations in Co. Armagh #EuroMillions
— michael bell (@michaelbell640) January 3, 2019
Before you ask it's not me ???????????? https://t.co/h0NUoojR4d
— Claire Kerr (@clairekerrbear) January 3, 2019
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