Sunday 23 July 2017

'Our kids will never know that we're lotto winners' - Lucky married couple win €250k Lotto prize

National Lottery (stock photo)
National Lottery (stock photo)
Catherine Devine

Catherine Devine

A husband and wife have kicked off their weekend with a huge celebration as they collected their €250,000 Lotto prize.

The happy couple said that they will keep their winnings private, even from those closest to them.

“We literally haven’t told anybody about our Lotto win, including our own family. It’s just a lovely sum of money for us to win and it allows us to make some nice little changes in our lives.

"We love to travel so it will give us a lot of freedom and allow us to spend some time seeing more of the world together. We will of course help our children with deposits for houses and whatnot but I don’t think they’ll ever know that their parents are Lotto winners,” the happy husband said.

Despite learning of their win early on Thursday morning, celebrations have so far been kept to a minimum.

“We got up early for work as usual on Thursday morning and we had absolutely no idea what incredible events would transpire that day. When I got to my desk at work, I scanned my Lotto ticket on the National Lottery app and a message popped up telling me to contact the National Lottery.

"It was a surreal experience because I knew I had won a significant amount of money but I couldn’t celebrate or tell anybody. I found a quiet corner of the office to call my wife and I quietly whispered down the phone that we’d just won a quarter of a million euro."

The winning Quick Pick ticket was bought at the Spar store in Waterville, Blanchardstown, Dublin 15 on the day of the draw.

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