Thursday 22 February 2018

Man who was turned down for his dream job wins €400k Lotto prize

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Catherine Devine

Catherine Devine

A man who was turned down for his dream job has had a change in luck after winning a €415,000 Lotto jackpot.

The Meath man (30s) was feeling down after failing to secure his dream job after two rounds of interviews.

However, his luck turned full-circle when he realised he won the Lotto last weekend.

“I am still pinching myself after finding out. I couldn’t wait to get into National Lottery HQ with my ticket as I was afraid I was going to lose it.

"Yes, I was fairly disappointed at not getting the job, as I thought the two stages of the interview, although tough, went really well. But you can rest assured, it’s a distant memory now."

The lucky winner, who wished to remain anonymous, said he'll use the money to buy a house with his partner, as well as donating some money to charity.

“I don’t really know yet. I’m going to take a few days and let it all sink in. We’ll definitely get the ball rolling on buying a house now and I’m going to give a bit of it to a couple of charities that are close to my heart.

"I’m also going to look after my parents and obviously my partner. We have our holiday booked for September so we will be sure to upgrade our hotel and we’ll be able to watch the purse strings less while away."

Last week, a lucky Irish punter won €29 million EuroMillions jackpot.

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