Big Lottery Winners

Paul and Helen Cunningham

On August 1, 2007, Paul and Helen Cunningham and their family from Fairhill in Cork City, Ireland, collected a check for €16,185,749, the largest Lotto jackpot in Ireland since the game began in 1988.

This jackpot started its roll on 20 June 2007 and finished last Saturday night, 28 July 2007, when a lucky €4 Quickpick ticket purchased by the Cunninghams in Twomey’s Centra store on Closes Road, Farranree in Cork City on Friday 27, July 2007 won them the biggest Lotto jackpot of all time.

Life has been very exciting for the Cunninghams since their record lottery win. In a statement, they thanked their family, friends, neighbors and colleagues who have been in contact and wish them well.

Paul and Helen won’t be rushing into any quick decisions but intend to let some time pass to allow the implications of their big win sink in. They are determined to keep their feet on their ground.

Little did Paul and Helen Cunningham know this time last week when they put their €4 lotto ticket on their fireplace, it would lead them and family to collect the biggest ever Lotto jackpot in the history of the game. But that’s the magic of Lotto.