A Cork family who only realised that they had won a €1 million Lotto prize two months after the draw collected their cheque today.
The unnamed family noticed they had won a €1 million Lotto Plus 1 from the draw on Saturday, November 3 when they stumbled upon their ticket just days before Christmas.
“We had absolutely no idea that we had a Lotto ticket worth €1 million in the house for two months."
"It was Christmas week and we were clearing out one of the rooms when we came across this Lotto ticket so we checked it on the National Lottery phone app to make sure there was nothing on it before we put it in the bin! My wife and I were just sat there stunned into silence when we realised it was worth a million euro. It certainly made it a wonderful Christmas knowing that we would soon be millionaires once we collected the prize.”
He added: “We didn’t get a chance to claim the prize before Christmas but we’ve been walking around with the biggest smiles on our faces ever since we found out.”
The lucky Normal Play ticket was purchased at the Centra store on Main Street in Carrigtwohill on November 1.
The new Lotto millionaires promised that they will take some time out to come to terms with their win properly before making plans for their €1 million windfall.