IRELAND rugby star Rob Kearney has denied reports that he won e2.4 million in Tuesday night’s Euromillions draw – despite team-mate Brian O’Driscoll telling online fans it was true via Twitter.
While the massive e185 million top prize was won in England, one lucky Irish punter – who bought their ticket in Dunnes Stores in the Citywest Shopping Centre – scooped e2.4 million after matching five numbers plus one lucky star.
The rumour regarding Kearney, who hails from Willville in Carlingford, started when an online joker, calling himself Peacock1000, kicked off the story by tweeting that he had just seen the new car Kearney had bought with his lottery cash.
Ireland captain O’Driscoll, a Leinster team-mate of Kearney, then jumped in with a photo of “happy winner” Kearney. Eventually Rob himself quashed the rumours though, saying: “Despite my greatest wishes I am certainly not a millionaire.”