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Tuesday 16 September 2014

Man wins €105k the day after dreaming he won the lottery

Published 28/08/2014 | 13:45

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A man scooped €105k on the National Lottery the day after he had a dream forecasting that he won the Euromillions.

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The Limerick man had a dream on Monday evening that he won the EuroMillions. The very next day, his dream came true when he discovered he’d matched five numbers in Tuesday’s draw and won €105,541.  

“I dreamt the shop owner came down to my door with my ticket in his hand saying I’d won!” said the lucky winner, who has decided to remain anonymous. “I’ve had ill health in the past, so the fact that I’m still here is my Lottery win," he said.

He bought his ticket in Martin Hayes’ shop in Tervoe, Clarina, Co. Limerick.

His adult children joined their Dad in a glass of champagne to celebrate the special occasion.
One of his proud daughters said, “It was like a scene from Willy Wonka in the house yesterday.  We’d Dad get out his ticket and we started calling out the numbers.  Then the joy it was to find out that he had the Golden Ticket!”


Another daughter said, “We all got phone calls with the news. He casually said, ‘I’ve won a bit of money on the EuroMillions’.  How much, I said. ‘About €105,000!’  No way, Dad, I said!!”

Matching five numbers has been an occasional occurrence for the lucky Limerick man.  Back in the late 1980s, he was one number away from winning the first €1 million Lotto jackpot. 

The delighted winner plans to share his winnings with his happy family.

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