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Lucky Irish National Lottery Players Pick Up Big Wins

Last Updated: Wednesday 3rd May 2017, 11:18 am

A couple of Irish National Lottery winners have shared their astonishing stories of good fortune after coming forward to claim their prizes this week. One man from Dublin has revealed that he only bought his winning Daily Million ticket to get change for parking, while a husband and wife from Co Meath have managed to scoop more than €100,000 across two different games in the space of just a few days.

The wife of the Co Meath couple won €10,000 on TellyBingo last Thursday with a ticket purchased in Duleek’s Eurospar. Her husband bought a Quick Pick ticket for Saturday’s Irish Lotto draw in the same store just a couple of days later, and ended up matching five main numbers plus the Bonus Ball to land €92,652.

Picking up their cheques at Irish National Lottery headquarters, the great-grandparents explained that the TellyBingo ticket had been purchased on the anniversary of the death of their son, while the Irish Lotto win was on the anniversary of his funeral. The wife said: “We really believe he was up there looking after us. It is such a coincidence that our wins came at this time. On the day of Telly Bingo I had gone to my son’s grave to clean it up and say a prayer.”

The couple, who kept the Irish Lotto ticket safe in the attic for a couple of days before coming forward, plan to use the winnings for home improvements and for a few Holy Communions in the family, but insist they ‘won’t be going mad’ with the money.

Meanwhile, the Dublin man who pocketed Sunday’s €1 million top prize on Daily Million has revealed his intentions to buy a new car and help one or two of his family members who are saving to move home. He has already had a ‘great weekend of celebrations’, but will be going back to work while the news sinks in.

Recalling how a routine shopping trip with his wife had transformed his fortunes, he said: “My wife and I travelled into town on Sunday morning to do some shopping and I popped into the nearby Spar shop as I needed to get some change to pay for parking. It’s incredible to think that what I thought was an insignificant purchase could change my family’s lives overnight.”

There will be more chances to win great Irish National Lottery prizes this week, with the Irish Lotto jackpot up to €11.5 million for tonight’s draw and €73 million available on EuroMillions this Friday. One Irish player is also guaranteed to win €1 million in the Ireland Only Raffle on Friday.

You can choose numbers online or pop along to any authorised retailer in Ireland to give yourself an opportunity of a big win. Best of luck!

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