Lucky Kerryman scoops €500k in Euromillions
With each number his wife called, his 'heart raced that bit faster'
Published 03/06/2014 | 13:13
A lucky Kerryman was over the moon today as he collected his €500,000 EuroMillions Plus prize.
The man, who wished to remain anonymous, won the prize on Tuesday, May 27.
He bought the €6 Quick Pick ticket in SuperValu on Valentia Road, Cahirciveen, Co Kerry.
“I can’t believe my luck,” the mystery winner said.
“I never miss a EuroMillions draw and to finally win big is a dream come true.”
He added: “My wife was calling out the numbers on Tuesday evening and I was checking the ticket."
"With each number she called, my heart raced that bit faster. The last number she called was 41. ‘I’ve that too,’ I said. ‘You can’t have,’ she said. She didn’t believe me. She was sure I was messing. She checked the ticket herself and sure enough I’d all five numbers. There were a few screams after that.”
The regular EuroMillions player hasn’t made any plans for the win just yet.
“It’s a great amount to win and makes life a lot easier for sure,” he smiled, as he celebrated with a glass of champagne.
Tonight’s EuroMillions jackpot is an estimated €90 million.
To date the National Lottery has raised over €4.4 billion for good causes.