A young Galway man has collected €500,000 from the National Lottery office in Dublin, after winning the Daily Million Plus draw the first time he entered it.
The winner, who wishes to remain anonymous, won the top prize on Monday 13 May having purchased a €7.50 Quick Pick plus ticket in Peter Kelly’s, Ballinasloe.
“I’m still in shock. I don’t normally play Daily Million Plus, this was my first time!” he said, adding that he plans to share it with his family and possibly purchase a new car with his winnings.
The shocked winner took his time to claim his winnings as he still couldn’t believe it had happened. “I checked my ticket the night of the draw, I couldn’t believe I had won. I kept checking the website over and over just to make sure it was true!”
One third of all National Lottery sales go to fund projects around the country. Since the National Lottery was launched, over €4.2 billion has been raised for good causes.