A LUCKY Corkman who became the county’s newest millionaire ‘hasn’t told a soul’ about his massive windfall.
The man, who wants to keep his win private, collected the top prize of €1 million in the Lotto Plus 1 draw from October 24, having bought his ticket at the Costcutters Store on the N20 Mallow Plaza on the Limerick Road.
Claiming his prize this week, he admitted he was completely oblivious to his windfall until he heard that the locally-sold winning ticket has remained unclaimed for almost a month.
“I hadn’t a clue that I had the winning ticket until last week,” laughed the delighted winner.
“I heard that there was a win in Cork last month, but it just didn’t register that it could be me. Somebody mentioned it in passing last week and it suddenly dawned on me to check my ticket. It was a huge shock to the system to realise I had just become a millionaire,” he said.
While it will be one of the most memorable days of his life, the Cork Lotto winner admitted that he hasn’t shared his news with anybody except for National Lottery officials in Dublin.
“To be honest, I haven’t fully comprehended how this win will change my life. I am very close to my family and it is very difficult to keep a life-changing win like this from loved ones but I am looking forward to telling them. I might have a few nice surprises up my sleeve for them very soon,” he added.