Couple decide to give all of huge Lottery win to grandchildren
A couple who won a huge Lotto windfall at the weekend have decided to give it all away to their grandkids
The retired couple from Meath, who have decided to remain anonymous, were at Lotto Headquarters today to pick up a cheque for €172,223.
They matched five numbers and the Bonus in Saturday's draw and they have decided to make 2017 a very good one for their grandchildren.
Speaking at Lotto HQ the generous grandmother said: "We have spent our lives working and taking care of our children who are now all grown up.
"We are incredibly lucky in that we do not need for anything. We have discussed this at length and we have decided to give all of the money to our grandchildren who are only starting out in life.
"They are going through school and college at the moment and we know they will need the money much more than we do," she added.
And she also revealed the fortunate couple found out about their windfall while lying in bed.
"We were lying in bed on Sunday morning, drinking coffee whilst listening to the news on the radio and I heard the newsreader call out my Lotto numbers," she said.
"I knew the Lotto wasn’t won but I was sure I had heard quite a few of my numbers called out but I didn’t say anything to my husband until I was sure. Later that morning after mass, we went to the shop to check our ticket and I just couldn’t believe it when I was told we had won €172,223."
The couple bought their ticket in JR’s First Stop store in Ashbourne, Co Meath.