Sunday 24 September 2017

Grandma scoops €1 million lotto win

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National Lottery logo

David Kearns

A Dublin woman has become Ireland’s newest millionaire after she scooped the top prize in the National Lottery’s Daily Million draw.

The lucky lady, who wishes to remain anonymous, collected her winnings on Wednesday and said she must “be the luckiest woman in Ireland”.

“I was thinking I should have gone to Specsavers, ‘cos the numbers on my ticket were the same as the results page from the Lottery website on my mobile and that just couldn’t be right!”

“I’m going to look after my children, make sure they’re ok. One of them is buying an engagement ring this week, and I’m definitely helping him out with that,” she added.

Surrounded by her children and grandchildren, the Dublin mum collected her winnings and said she planned to spread it around her family.

“At the end of the day, you can’t take it with you so I intend to spend this money on the people who matter to me,” she said.

“I also have loads of plans for my home; big renovation on the whole house, new kitchen – might even ask that Dermot Bannon guy from the telly to help me out with the plans!”

The lucky winner was in work on Monday evening when she checked her numbers online.

“I asked a work friend to recheck the numbers for me. He said: ‘Looks like it’s you alright’, gave me a big hug, and said it couldn’t happen to a nicer person.”

The winning ticket was purchased in a Eurospar store in the Feltrim Shopping Centre in North Dublin on Monday 23 February, the day of the draw.

The Daily Million game offers a top prize of €1 million each day.

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