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Euromillions: Irish and Belgian ticket holders win 94m euros each

  • 26 June 2013
  • From the section Europe
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Image caption The jackpot had been rolling over since 7 June

A Euromillions ticket holder in the Republic of Ireland has won almost 94m euros (£80m), after sharing the jackpot with a player in Belgium.

Both players matched 5 numbers and two lucky stars in Tuesday night's draw, splitting the top prize of 188m euros (160m).

The winning numbers were; 4, 5, 13, 27 and 35, while the lucky stars were 1 and 2.

There is speculation the ticket was bought in County Kildare.

To date, the biggest Euromillions winner in the Republic of Ireland was County Limerick woman, Dolores McNamara, who collected a cheque for 115m euros in August 2005.

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