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'Thank goodness I didn’t tear up that ticket!' - Wicklow man wins half a million with Dublin ticket

Published 02/09/2015 | 07:49

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One lucky Bray man is today €500,000 richer after winning big in the Euromillions Plus.

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The man, who wishes to remain anonymous, is today a half a million richer after collecting his cheque from the National Lottery offices yesterday.

The winning ticket was a €12 Quick Pick bought from the Centra Store in the Glenageary Shopping Centre in Co. Dublin.

Speaking as he collected his prize, he explained that he almost missed his big win.

"I sat down and checked them last night but initially thought that I hadn’t won anything. I was just about to tear up my winning ticket when I remembered that I hadn’t checked the Plus numbers!"

"I couldn’t believe it when I realised I had won €500,000 – thank goodness I didn’t tear up that ticket!"

The man plans to spend his winnings on home renovations before whisking his wife off on a sunshine cruise.

National Lottery good causes benefit from the sale of all National Lottery games, with one third of all sales (approx) going to fund Beneficiary projects around the country, as designated by Government.

To date, the National Lottery has raised over €4.5 billion for good causes. This level of funding has made a significant difference to communities, projects and individuals in the areas of Youth, Sports, Recreation, Amenities, Health, Welfare, Arts, Culture, National Heritage, the Irish Language and the Environment.

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