Friday 23 August 2019

‘We’re going to have an amazing Christmas and not worry about the money' - Cork family win €100k lotto jackpot

Catherine Devine

Catherine Devine

It will be a memorable Christmas for a family from Co Cork as they won €100k in the lotto jackpot.

The family who wish to remain anonymous bought the winning €101,947 ticket at the Gala Store in Innishannon, Co Cork.

"With Christmas just around the corner, there couldn’t have been a better time to win this prize,’" said the dad.

The mum added that the family were looking forward to spending the money at Christmas.

"We’re going to have an amazing Christmas and for once, not worry about the money.

"After that, all of the money will be set aside for the kids for their college expenses over the next couple of years."

The family said they had the ticket for over a week before cashing it in.

"I had the ticket in my wallet for nearly a week before we checked it. When I had it checked in the shop, I was still unsure of how much we had won. We called the National Lottery and I thought I might have won just over a thousand euro and I could collect the prize in the local post office. We just could not believe it when we were told we had won over €100,000."

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