A holiday then back to work for €6m winner
Published 06/08/2015 | 02:30
There were joyous scenes at the National Lottery Headquarters as the country's newest millionaire collected his winnings.
Gerard Murphy (52) from Ballinrobe, Co Mayo, collected his €6.3m cheque alongside his family after he won the weekend's bumper draw, but claimed he "will not be giving up the day job any time soon".
His brother-in-law, shopkeeper Martin Murphy who sold Gerard the winning ticket, said: "That shows exactly the kind of guy he is, he won't be getting carried away."
Gerard, who has four children and works as a carpenter, has played the same numbers for more than 25 years.
He said he hasn't figured out what he is going to do with his winnings yet.
"I'm going to take a long holiday somewhere hot and decide what to do with it there," he said.
His son Jack said Gerard has remained "calm and collected" since the win.