Thursday 19 April 2018

Best spring clean ever? Irish man finds winning €500,000 lottery ticket while tidying up

The lucky punter said he was
The lucky punter said he was "absolutely thrilled".
Louise Kelly

Louise Kelly

Expect houses across Ireland to be spick and span this week as a Dublin man collected €500,000 lottery jackpot with a ticket he found while cleaning.

The wife of the substantially wealthier man is to be thanked for the scoop as it was herself who ordered him to tidy up a mess on their bedroom floor.

Collecting the top prize from the April 15 EuroMillions Plus draw, the lucky punter said he was "absolutely thrilled".

"I was cleaning up a pile of old Lottery tickets and I just started checking them on the National Lottery App on my phone," he said.

"When I saw that I had won the EuroMillions Plus draw, I had to keep scanning my tickets on the phone App with my wife to make sure we had won.

"It’s hard to imagine that I had a €500,000 winning ticket rolled up into a ball on my floor for three weeks!’ he laughed

The man who wishes to remain private purchased the Quick Pick ticket at Jones’ Deli in Ballsbridge, Dublin 4 on the day of the draw.

The Dublin man added: "We are going to pay off our mortgage first and foremost while the rest of the money will be put towards our children’s education over the next number of years."

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