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Amooosement as Family Collect Irish Lotto Prize

Last Updated: Wednesday 2nd March 2016, 09:54 am

Irish Lotto prizes provide players with the funds to spoil themselves and fulfil their dreams, no matter how bizarre. One family unit have mapped out exactly how they intend to splash their cash having claimed an incredible €500,000 Lotto Plus 1 jackpot win.

The family from Galway travelled to the National Lottery offices in Dublin on Friday to collect the top prize from the supplementary game after discovering that the numbers on their ticket matched those drawn on Saturday 20th February. The group, playing with a €5 Quickpick ticket purchased from Newsround in Co. Mayo, said they were "thrilled to bits and over the moon".

When quizzed on how the family intended to spend the money there were some very different answers indeed: “We’ll use it to buy new(er) cars and have some really lovely holidays this summer,” exclaimed one family member. There was a less conventional answer from a second member of the fortuitous group whose plans for his share proved to be very black and white. It turns out he intends to use the money to "buy a Fresian heifer, preferably in calf".  

Normality seemed to be restored when a female member of the family spoke: "I’m buying Jimmy Choos, a few pairs.” She continued, joking:  “And a designer handbag – but not in leather. Don’t want to be upsettin’ the bovine fraternity across the table!"

The family weren’t the only ones to prosper from the Lotto Plus 1 draw as another ticket purchased in the west of the country also secured the jackpot prize. There was further joy for two more ticket holders after both scooped prizes of €250,000 in the Lotto Plus 2 draw on the same evening.

Lotto Plus 1 and Lotto Plus 2 are available to play in every draw for just €0.50 extra, with the former offering a top prize of €500,000 and the latter awarding a jackpot of €250,000 to any players able to match all six numbers. There is also an estimated jackpot of €7.5 million up for grabs in this evening's main draw. To be in with a chance of winning one of these life-changing prizes, tickets can be purchased online or from any authorised retailer across the Republic. Best of luck!

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