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Wednesday 16 August 2017

'I was absolutely over the moon' - Lucky Leitrim man collects €1m EuroMillions Raffle prize

Newtowngore Post Office in Leitrim
Newtowngore Post Office in Leitrim
Catherine Devine

Catherine Devine

A lucky man from Co Leitrim has won €1,005,000 in the EuroMillions Raffle prize on Friday.

The man, who wishes to remain anonymous, purchased his ‘White Ticket’ Quick Pick on the day of the draw at Newtowngore Post Office in Leitrim which is situated on the border of Co Cavan.

The man initially thought he won €5,000 after checking his ticket on the TV on the night of the draw.

"I was checking the results on the TV on the night of the draw and I noticed that I had one of the winning EuroMillions raffle numbers and I was absolutely over the moon with the €5,000 prize.

"The next day, I went into the shop to see how I could claim my prize money when all of a sudden, the shop keeper took me to one side. You’ve won one million and five thousand euro they said. I was stunned. I quietly put the ticket back into my pocket and made my way home as quick as I could," he said.

"It’s a great win for the local Post Office and it will give a nice boost to the area. I will take some time to reflect on the win before I make any plans," he added.

Wednesday’s Lotto jackpot is €13m.

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