Co. Louth man wins €3.9 Million
There was great excitement at National Lottery offices today, as Ireland’s latest Lotto millionaire picked up his cheque for over €3.9 million. The man from Co. Louth, who wishes to remain anonymous, has been playing Lotto for a number of years and spoke today of his good fortune:
“I always said I’d hit the jackpot. My friends and family laughed and told me to save my money but even then I kept playing and here I am now standing in the Lottery with a cheque for millions in my hands.”
Toasting the win with a glass of champagne, the winner explained how he discovered the life changing news. “I woke up on Thursday morning and as usual, switched on LMFM. I was still half asleep when the news came on and they said there’s a winner in Louth. I pulled out my ticket straight away but missed the numbers. I waited a whole hour ‘til the next news and then the first number matched, the second number matched... My blood pressure almost went through the ceiling. I couldn’t believe it.”
As the good news continues to sink in the winner said his initial plans for the windfall are to buy a house and take a nice holiday.
The lucky winner bought the €6 Quick Pick ticket with Plus in The Beehive, Castletown Road in Dundalk, Co. Louth on the day of the draw (Wednesday 4 September 2013). It’s the second time The Beehive has sold a big prize winning ticket. In March 2003, they sold a Lotto Plus 1 top prize winning ticket worth €300,000.
The winner now becomes the third biggest Lottery winner from Co. Louth in the history of the game. Greg Smyth continues to hold the record of biggest Louth winner. He won over €9.4 million in 2008. Lily Gallagher is in second place with her €5.1 million win in 2011.
Over €61.1 million has been won by Lotto players in Co. Louth. This is the second time this year that a player from the wee county has picked up a multi million Euro Lotto prize. In April, thirty-eight year old Simon Fagan from Darver Co. Louth and his mother Patricia scooped a €3.5 million jackpot.
Remember, Saturday’s Lotto jackpot is a guaranteed €2 million. All Lotto and Lotto Plus winners in Saturday’s draw will receive an extra prize of a Winning Streak Scratch Card. It could be you!
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