A DUNDALK man won e27,400 and a holiday to New York on last Saturday’s (September 3) National Lottery Winning Streak TV Gameshow.
Martin Faulkner from Lisdoo, Dundalk is “thrilled” with the win as he has lots of bills he would like to pay. Originally from Bettystown, Martin has lived in Dundalk since 1992.
He married his wife, Sharon, last September. The couple are going on a cruise around Italy this week and they are delighted they won’t have problems when it comes to spending money.
The winning ticket was bought in Pat’s Food Market, Bettystown, Drogheda. It was his Dad, Eamonn, who purchased and sent the Scratch Card to the National Lottery with his son’s name on it.
Martin knew nothing about it until Saturday night when his Dad rang him with the brilliant and shocking news that his name had been called out on the show.
His mother, Peggy, and four sisters are delighted with Martin’s bit of good luck. Martin says he has no lucky charms. He has never considered himself to be lucky until now.
Martin works for an American Medical company called ICU Medical. In his spare time, he enjoys watching soccer and GAA matches.
Players from Louth, Kerry, Kilkenny, Dublin, Donegal and Leitrim won prizes to the value of e269,500.