Northern Ireland

Social media video appears to show west Belfast woman claiming £1 million Euromillions win

National Lottery ticket
National Lottery ticket

A west Belfast woman appears to have won £1 million on the lottery.

A video circulating on social media shows her apparently confirming the news.

The woman, who has not been named but is reportedly from the Turf Lodge area, is seen calling The National Lottery to claim her Euromillions prize.

A man tells her "Yes, I can see there is a win on the Euromillions. You're correct. So congratulations".

He then confirms she has won £1 million.

The National Lottery said: "Under our licence conditions, rules around winner anonymity are rigorous - and, unless a winner gives their prior written consent for publicity, we're unable to confirm or deny whether a person has won a National Lottery prize."

Previous lottery wins have included Frances and Patrick Connolly, from Moira in Co Down, who scooped £115 million in 2019.

In 2017, Newry couple Eithne and Colin Bell, who founded the Kevin Bell Repatriation Trust following the 2013 death of their son Kevin in New York, won £1 million.

In 2014 Belfast woman Mary Hamilton landed a £12.9m jackpot, while the year before, former republican internee Joe Clarke won £10 million after buying a ticket on west Belfast’s Springfield Road.

Derry saw a pair of winners in quick succession when IT worker Ryan Magee won £6.4m in a EuroMillions draw in 2008, before unemployed 49-year-old Seamus Duffy won £4.5m in 2009.

Belfast’s Iris Jeffrey, who won £20.1m in 2004 while battling cancer while former bus driver Peter Lavery won won £10.2m in 1996.