A DELIGHTED Laois man had plenty to smile as he picked up a cheque for €350,000 in National Lottery offices on Thursday. The lucky man won the top prize in the Lotto Plus 1 draw on Christmas Eve.
The lucky €6 Quick Pick ticket was bought in Newscorner, Dunnes Stores Shopping Centre, Tullamore on the day of the draw. The lucky man was in Tullamore on Christmas Eve doing his shopping when he decided to try his luck on Lotto.
The man, who wishes to keep the win private, is a regular Lotto player.
“I was in my local shop a few days after Christmas buying milk when I realised I hadn’t checked my Lotto ticket. On my way out I scanned it in the Lotto scanner and it told me to contact the National Lottery. I hoped that I’d won a few Euro but when I got home and checked my numbers on the lottery’s website I was in shock to see I had won €350,000”, said the lucky man.
“I’m delighted with the win. I always play Lotto and it’s fantastic to win such a large sum. It’s a great amount and it’ll make my life very comfortable for a long time to come.”
The lucky winner plans to buy a new house in the coming months, upgrade his car and share his new found fortune with his family.