Tipperary man claims €500,000 lotto prize

Anne O'Grady

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Anne O'Grady

Tipperary man claims €500,000 lotto prize

€500,000 lunchtime lottery treat for hungry Tipperary man

It was a day to remember for three lucky National Lottery players, two from Tipperary and one from Louth who claimed a total of €668,054 in Daily Million and Lotto prizes at National Lottery headquarters in Dublin today.

The biggest winner was a lucky man from Co. Tipperary who scooped the Daily Million Plus top prize of €500,000 on Friday 8thJune when he was on his lunch break!

While passing through Carrick on Suir, the player popped into the Texaco Spar Service station on John Street where he picked up a sandwich and a Daily Million Quick Pick ticket which netted €500,000 on the 2pm draw.

The lucky winner who wishes to keep his win private said:

“I play the DailyMillion game each and every Friday at lunch time because I always joke with my colleagues that I’ll be going back to work after lunch as a millionaire! I didn’t win the million euro jackpot but the €500,000 prize is absolutely life changing to me and my family. It was a nerve-wracking weekend knowing that I had a piece of paper worth half a million euro in the house! I have only told my closest family members about my win so I won’t be getting too carried away with any wild celebrations!” he said.

Discussing his spending plans for his €500,000 Daily Million top prize, the lucky Tipperary player said:

“There’s only one thing that I really need and that’s a new home for my young family. We’re going to take a bit of time out and do some house-hunting before we decide on our new family home. Knowing that we will be mortgage free for the rest of our lives is such an incredible feeling,” he added.

Meanwhile a lucky Lidl shopper claimed a tidy €106,121 after matching 5 Numbers Plus Bonus on the Lotto Draw from Saturday June 2nd. The ticket was bought in the Lidl Store, on the Dublin Road in Ardee, Co. Louth.

This is the first big Lotto win for Lidl since National Lottery games were rolled out throughout its Irish stores this year.

A small family syndicate who claimed their prize said it will allow then take their first foreign holiday in 11 years. “Money has been very tight so the first thing we will do is go out and get passports and book a sun break. Next on the list is to buy a good quality second hand car. This will make a huge difference to our family we are absolutely thrilled.”

Tipperary’s hot lottery streak continued at National Lottery headquarters as a delighted family from the Premier County picked up a cool €61,933 which they won on the Lotto draw on Saturday 12th May.

The winning Normal Play ticket which was one of three Match 5 + Bonus winners was purchased at Gully’s Daybreak Store in Newport, Co. Tipperary and the group plan to upgrade their imminent family holiday with their Lotto windfall.

Want to share that winning feeling? Play Lotto before 7:45pm on Wednesday night to be in with a chance to win the estimated €3 million jackpot.

Nearly 30 cent in every €1 spent on National Lottery games go back to Good Causes. Last year alone over €225 million was raised by the National Lottery and its players for Good Causes all over Ireland, equating to about €616,000 per day.