Co Kerry Couple To Travel The World in Style After Big Irish Lotto Win
Last Updated: Tuesday 26th June 2018, 09:26 am
A husband and wife from Co Kerry have set their sights on a long retirement full of travel and relaxation after collecting a big Irish Lotto prize. The lucky couple won €149,347 on Wednesday 20th June and say it is wonderful that they will no longer have to ‘scrimp and save’.
The happy pair bought their Lotto ticket from Maxol Service Station in Rathass, Tralee, on the day of the draw, and matched five main numbers plus the Bonus Ball. The numbers drawn were 11, 26, 32, 36, 42 and 47, with Bonus Ball 34.
A Magical Feeling
Irish National Lottery players have 90 days to come forward and claim prizes, but the fortunate couple saw no need to wait after finding out about their win almost straight away. The wife explained: “It was a huge shock to the system, that’s for sure. We were at home last Wednesday night looking at the draw on TV and we noticed straight away that we had quite a good few numbers called out.
“We had no idea of what we had won so my husband got on the computer straight away and up popped a message to say we had won nearly €150,000! It was magical."
The husband and wife travelled to Lotto headquarters in Dublin on Monday afternoon to claim their prize and are now looking forward to a bright future. They are particularly excited about the opportunity to visit lots of exciting new places.
“This is huge for us,” said the wife. “While we haven’t won millions, this amount will still go a long way for us to enjoy our retirement. We will be able to start planning for some holidays and trips away without having to worry about scrimping and saving here and there.”
The couple have decided to remain anonymous, and have been careful not to tell to many people. The wife said: “We have told our very close family and they are absolutely thrilled for us. We plan to share the win with our children but we have a bucket list of holiday destinations that we want to get through and now is the perfect opportunity to enjoy our retirement with some holidays of a lifetime."
Next Irish Lotto Jackpot
The Irish Lotto jackpot was won twice in a row earlier this month, but has now rolled over for the past two draws and is back up to €3 million ahead of Wednesday’s game. There have still been plenty of big winners in the last couple of draws, and you can check out all the Irish Lotto Results to see if you are due a prize.
If you want to see if you can grab the jackpot tomorrow evening, you can visit any authorised retailer in Ireland or take part online. You can also subscribe to make sure you never miss a draw and receive a considerable discount. Best of luck!