A Co Louth man, who is said to be from Dundalk, scooped a whopping €3.9 million in last Wednesdays Lotto draw.
The winning ticket was sold at The Beehive Store on the Castletown Road, Dundalk.
The lucky winner, who wishes to remain anonymous, collected his cheque from National Lottery offices on Friday.
Commenting on his winnings, he said: “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.
Beehive owners Jeorme and Catherine Sheerin and workers Maureen Larkin and Tracey McQuillian were ‘buzzing’ last week after selling the winning €6 quick pick.
“There has been a great atmosphere in the shop,” Jerome told The Dundalk Democrat, “It’s been a fantastic week.