British lottery winner Peter Lavery at Crumlin Road Jail for the launch of his £5m distillery investment in Belfast. File photograph: Bill Smyth

Big lottery winner Peter Lavery’s immediate advice for the €175 million EuroMillions Irish winners is do nothing for the moment, but head off on an ex(...)

Euromillions winner Dolores McNamara, who won more than €115 million in 2005. Photograph: Frank Miller

Somewhere in Ireland this morning, somebody woke up with the country’s biggest ever lottery win of €175 million. February’s Euromillions windfall is (...)

Les Reilly (centre) with the staff from his Daybreak shop in The Naul, north Co Dublin, where the winning €175m EuroMillions ticket was sold. Photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins.

A large family syndicate from The Naul in North Co Dublin has emerged as the winner of Tuesday night’s €175.4 million EuroMillions jackpot. The famil(...)

Ireland’s winning relationship with the continental draw began early when Limerick woman Dolores McNamara swept to fame with a €115 million pay day in 2005. Photograph: Marlene Awaad/Bloomberg via Getty Images

Somewhere in Ireland this morning, somebody woke up with a jackpot lottery ticket worth a record €175 million. News of the country’s latest EuroMill(...)

Frances (52) and Patrick Connolly (54) from celebrate winning the New Year’s day EuroMillions Lottery jackpot. Photograph: Clodagh Kilcoyne/Reuters

EuroMillions jackpot winners Frances and Patrick Connolly both went to Queen’s University Belfast. She is from Glebe in Co Tyrone and he is from Bel(...)

Frances Connolly (52) and Patrick Connolly (54) from Moira, County Armagh. Photograph: Liam McBurney/PA Wire

The Co Down couple who won the €127 million (£115m) EuroMillions jackpot on New Year’s Day said they were “chuffed to bits” at being able to(...)