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€94m lotto winner is keeping a low profile

The second biggest lottery winner in the history of the Republic is playing their cards close to their chest somewhere in the greater Dublin area.

The mysterious winner of close to €94m (£80m) in Tuesday's EuroMillions draw rang the National Lottery headquarters in Dublin late yesterday afternoon to confirm that they had the winning ticket worth €93.9m – half of the €188m jackpot that is shared by another winner in Belgium.

But they have yet to reveal their identity or where they bought the ticket with the life-changing numbers 4, 5, 13, 27, 35 and lucky stars 1 and 2.

Lottery officials are also not disclosing if the ticket was bought by an individual or a syndicate, except to say it was bought somewhere in the greater Dublin region encompassing both Dublin city centre, its suburbs and Co Dublin.

The win is the second largest lottery jackpot to be won in Ireland, dwarfed only by the massive €115m won by Limerick's Dolores McNamara in 2005.

The former cleaning lady has kept a low profile since then but has splashed out on a €1.7m house.

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