Lucky lotto winner collects his jackpot - New Millionaire in the Louth area

THE lucky local winner of the e1 million prize from the Monday Million Draw on January 24 collected their jackpot from National Lottery offices in Dublin on Wednesday.

THE lucky local winner of the e1 million prize from the Monday Million Draw on January 24 collected their jackpot from National Lottery offices in Dublin on Wednesday.

The winner, who wishes to remain anonymous, purchased the lucky ticket at the Post Office in McCrystal's XL in Jenkinstown, just outside Dundalk.

The lucky winner - a male - said he had no plans for the windfall, preferring to take some time before making any big decisions.

The winning tickets was a e1.50 Quick Pick selection and was bought on Sunday January 23.

The winner only checked his ticket on Tuesday to discover, to his delight, he had won.

The jackpot was the third to be won in McCrystal's over the years with manager Seamus Hanratty insisting that speculation was rife as to the identity of the lucky winner.

"There is a real buzz about the place, everyone is talking about it," he said.

"The last two winners both came into the shop to let us know they won, so we are hoping that this winner will come forward too."