Waterford Lotto Plus 1 winner claims top prize amount worth €1 million
Rebel County EuroMillions Plus winner claims €500,000
A Waterford winner who became an overnight millionaire following the Saturday 7th May Lotto Plus 1 draw, officially claimed their life-changing prize in Lotto HQ today. The winning ticket was purchased at Nugent’s Centra on the Clonea Road in Dungarvan, Co. Waterford.
The €1 million top prize win occurred on the same night as the €8.5 million jackpot which was won by a Kilkenny player.
The Lotto Plus 1 winner admitted to not realising just how much their ticket was worth immediately: “I wasn’t watching the draw so it was the next day when I decided to check my ticket. I scanned the ticket on my phone and immediately got the message that said I had won a big prize. It didn’t say how much I had won so I was thinking maybe it was something like €5,000. You can imagine the surprise I got when I checked the results! To be honest, it took a few glances at the numbers and the ticket before I fully believed that I had won €1 million – it’s not something you would ever expect to happen!”
“Keeping the ticket safe proved to be quite nerve-wracking so I put it in a sealed envelope and hid it behind a mirror that we have on the wall. No one would ever be looking there so that seemed like the best option. I am delighted to have the ticket out of the house now and to be here in the Winners Room – and of course to see the cheque with my name on it! I will be taking my time in planning what to do next but the first thing on the list is a holiday in the sun for sure.”
Photo Caption: Staff at Nugent’s Centra on the Clonea Road in Dungarvan, Co. Waterford were pictured celebrating after it was announced that their store sold a top prize winning Lotto Plus 1 ticket worth €1 million in the Saturday 7th May draw.
Later in the day, the EuroMillions player in Cork who won the top prize of €500,000 in last Friday’s (13th May) EuroMillions Plus draw arrived at Lotto Headquarters to claim their recent win. The winning ticket was purchased at Coleman’s Centra in Millstreet, Co. Cork.
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