Irelands 12th and newest National Lottery millionaire was made on the 15th of April after a player from Borrisokane in Co. Tipperary took the Daily Million top prize of €1 Million in that Saturday’s 2pm draw.
The syndicate of two, who wish to keep their win private, revealed the moment they realised they had won the incredible prize: “We didn’t check the ticket until the day after the draw. My wife noticed that we had all the right numbers and we were just in complete disbelief! We couldn’t believe we’d become overnight millionaires”, he said. “There were definitely some sleepless nights over the next couple days between trying to look after the ticket and letting the reality of the win really sink in. I hid the ticket in an envelope, on top of a cupboard in the utility room and checked on it everyday until travelling up to Dublin”, he added.
The syndicate expressed their excitement at all the choices and opportunities the newfound fortune will bring them, with a holiday of a lifetime being top of the priority list.
Daily Million Plus
On the 4th of April, a Dublin man had half a million reasons to smile after he scooped the Daily Million Plus top prize worth €500,000 in that Tuesday’s 2pm draw. The player, who wishes to keep their win private, purchased their winning quick pick ticket on the day of the draw in Applegreen, Ballybrack, Co. Dublin.
The Dublin winner described the moment he realised he’d won the half a million euro prize: “I actually won the Daily Million ticket on a Lotto ticket would you believe? I scanned my ticket in the shop and the girl behind the counter said, you’ll have to ring up the Lottery you’ve won big. I didn’t think much of it at first and went for a walk before ringing them. That’s when I was told I’d won half a million euro and I was completely stunned. I went home and was pacing the floor until another family member landed in and I told them the news. We had some laughs and celebrations that evening”, he said.
“Over the next couple of days, I was petrified of losing the ticket, so I hid it in one of my music albums. The night before coming into The National Lottery, I zipped the ticket up in my jacket pocket and brought it into the bedroom with me, keeping one eye on it all night! I haven't been able to get a wink of sleep in the last week, my mind has been thinking of all the ways I can spend this money!”, laughed the winner.
Some home and garden improvements, a new hedge trimmer and some Vinyl records are just some of the things the winner hopes to spend their winnings on.
Eight days later, on the 12th of April, another Daily Million player scooped the Plus top prize of €500,000. This time, it was a player from Co. Kildare who landed the handsome windfall.
A local newsagents in Co. Kildare has experienced its sixth big National Lottery win after they sold the winning ticket worth €500,000 in last night's 9pm Daily Millions Plus draw. News4U in the Glenroyal Shopping Centre in Maynooth, Co. Kildare sold the winning quick pick ticket worth half a million euro on the day of the draw, Wednesday 12th April.
On the 17th of April, a Dublin man managed to secure €500,000 after scoring the Daily Million top prize in that Monday’s 2pm draw.
The player, who wishes to remain private, purchased their winning Daily Million Plus ticket in Spar, Balrothery, Balbriggan, Co. Dublin and revealed to the National Lottery the moment he realised he’d won the incredible prize. “I’m a regular enough player, so when I checked the ticket and realised I’d won, I felt this strange sense of calmness. I didn’t do any jumping up or down or cheering, but then I told the wife, and well she nearly fainted, she sat down on the floor in complete shock. We had two completely different reactions! She decided to hold on to the ticket and keep it somewhere safe and she ended up slotting it between pages in the Holy Bible”, he said.
The Dubliner is looking forward to sharing the money amongst close family and friends.
Another player from the capital picked up the Daily Million Plus top prize in Tuesday, 25th of April's 9pm draw. The player from Dublin, who wishes to remain private, purchased their winning ticket worth €500,000 online.