4 November 2016 No Comments by The Northern Standard

Michael Fisher

A delighted couple from Co. Monaghan have collected their winnings after scooping a €500,000 prize in last week’s Lotto Plus 1 draw. Accompanied by their young family they were presented with a cheque at the National Lottery offices in Dublin last Thursday. Their 10 year old son said: “Dad went like a ghost” after he checked the Lotto results on his phone and discovered he had won half a million Euro.

Celebrating the news with his wife and three children, the man said: “I was out walking on the night when the Lotto draw was on and I checked the numbers on my phone when I got home. I couldn’t believe it.” The man’s wife was on her way to work at the time of the draw. She said, “I’m not a religious person but as I was driving to work, I thought, Dear God, please can we win the Lotto. And then it happened!”

The couple wish to remain anonymous. They spoke of their plans for the winnings: “We’ll get a new car and do-up the house and then take a nice holiday next year.”
The lucky Monaghan winner bought his ticket on Wednesday last week at the Oriel Service Station on the Dublin Road in Dundalk. He played the same numbers he has used for the last 25 years. The winning combination was 1, 7, 8, 10, 24, 30 and bonus number 38.

To date the National Lottery has raised over €4.7 billion for good causes. This level of funding has made a significant difference to communities, projects and individuals in the areas of youth, sports, recreation, amenities, health, welfare, arts, culture, national heritage and the Irish language.

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