LOUTH FAM­ILY €500,000 LOTTO WIN

The Argus - - NEWS - By OLIVIA RYAN

IT was a life chang­ing day for one lucky Louth man at Na­tional Lot­tery head­quar­ters in Dublin last week, as he picked up a €500,000 prize won in the Eu­roMil­lions draw.

Among the list of Eu­roMil­lions Plus top prize win­ners was the lucky dad from County Louth who scooped the €500,000 top prize which he won by play­ing on the Na­tional Lot­tery App.

The Louth man was joined in the Na­tional Lot­tery’s win­ners’ room by his wife and small fam­ily as they dis­cussed their plans for their €500,000 win.

‘ This is a dream come through for us. The win means that we can buy our own home and be mort­gage free for the rest of our lives. We have been look­ing at houses for the past few months but due to the in­crease in prices, we weren’t in a po­si­tion to make any bids but that all changes to­day!’

The de­lighted Louth dad re­ceived an email from the Na­tional Lot­tery late on Fri­day night to in­form him of his win but the win­ner ad­mit­ted that he still could not con­vince his fam­ily of his new found lot­tery for­tune

‘It’s been an ab­so­lutely sur­real cou­ple of days and I’m still com­ing to terms with the shock. I re­ceived an email from the Na­tional Lot­tery on Fri­day night to tell me that there was some good news about my ticket and I opened the email as­sum­ing that I had won a cou­ple of euro. Once the email was open, the €500,000 prize was star­ing at me on the screen. I think it took the en­tire week­end to con­vince my wife that I wasn’t jok­ing! We have a spe­cial bot­tle of cham­pagne in the fridge wait­ing for us at home so we’ll en­joy a very quiet cel­e­bra­tion be­fore we of­fi­cially start our house-hunt.’ he smiled

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