A very fortunate Irish family, who have chosen to maintain anonymity have come forward to claim a lottery prize worth the equivalent of $46.5 million with the Euro Millions lottery. The family, purchased their winning ticket from the Village Shop which is located in Malahide and opted for a Quick Pick on Friday 29th December which also happened to be the day of the draw. A family spokesman spoke on behalf of the family themselves, “This is life changing. It is amazing to think that we and our family members are now secure for the rest of our lives. But we won’t go crazy. We have no plans to move to the moon”, “I play Euro Millions regularly and I checked my ticket as normal in a shop the morning after the draw,” he continued, “A message came up to contact the National Lottery. I knew then we had won. I was dizzy”. What a wonderful feeling this must have brought the family, this day became very emotional for each individual member of the family as they learned of their new-found wealth. It is said, that the rest of the day was spent crying and laughing amongst each other as their lottery dreams finally came true. The winner says that no one in the family has really been able to get any sleep, however they’ve all come up with plenty of ideas on what to spend the money on- including: starting a business, purchasing a new house and definitely a holiday either to the Maldives or the Bahamas.