Cork family collect €1m Lotto prize won in November
It was another life-changing day in the National Lottery offices in Dublin on Tuesday as winners from Cork and Roscommon collected substantial prizes in Lotto and the New Year's Eve Millionaire Raffle.
The biggest winners were a lucky Cork family who only realised that they had won a €1 million Lotto Plus 1 from the draw on Saturday 3rd November when they stumbled upon their golden ticket just days before Christmas.
"We had absolutely no idea that we had a Lotto ticket worth €1 million in the house for two months," said the Cork father.
"It was Christmas week and we were clearing out one of the rooms when we came across this Lotto ticket so we checked it on the National Lottery phone app to make sure there was nothing on it before we put it in the bin!
"My wife and I were just sat there stunned into silence when we realised it was worth a million euro. It certainly made it a wonderful Christmas knowing that we would soon be millionaires once we collected the prize."
He added: "We didn't get a chance to claim the prize before Christmas but we've been walking around with the biggest smiles on our faces ever since we found out."
The lucky Normal Play ticket was purchased at the Centra store on Main Street in Carrigtwohill, on the 1st November 2018. The new Lotto millionaires promised that they will take some time out to come to terms with their win properly before making plans for their €1 million windfall.