One Cork family got their weekend off to a dream start, travelling to National Lottery headquarters in Dublin to collect a cheque for half a million euro.
The jubilant family from North West Cork won the EuroMillion Plus top prize on Friday June 28 and said they have been fizzing with excitement since the win.
“We were having a relaxing Saturday evening at home until one of the adult children burst through the doors to tell us that the half million euro prize was won in the local shop,” the mother of the family said. “My immediate reaction was pure panic because I hadn’t a clue where I’d put my ticket!
"After a few minutes of scrambling through the kitchen drawers, we finally found it and we all stood there watching the phone as we scanned the ticket, only to see a message pop up to tell us that we’d won.
“It was an absolutely magical moment to experience that with our family.”
The winning Quick Pick ticket was sold at Twohig’s SuperValu store on Strand Street in Kanturk. So far this year, there has been an incredible 15 winners of the EuroMillions Plus top prize in Ireland in 2019.
The winning mother told how spending plans were now under way for the family but other than a small number of treats, they would be sensible with their wind-fall.
“It’s a family win so we have a lot of plans as a group but I know one or two of them also have their eyes on some new cars!” she said. “The very first thing that we will do is to pay off our mortgage and have a nice family holiday in the next few weeks.”