As the dust settles on Dublin’s historic All Ireland football victory, one Dublin GAA supporter will continue to celebrate after winning €500,000 on last weeks EuroMillions plus draws.
It was a case of double delight for one lucky Dublin GAA fan who was celebrating a rare three-in-a-row last Sunday and was celebrating claiming a cheque for a cool €500,000 in National Lottery HQ the following day. The Dubliner, who is in his 60s, had been out celebrating with friends on Sunday for Dublin’s victory over Mayo in the All-Ireland football final. However, while he was watching the game – he was harbouring a secret… He was half a million richer!
The winner, who is telling nobody about his windfall except his son and daughter-in-law – who accompanied him to the Winner’s Room in National Lottery on in Abbey Street, Dublin – won the prize on the Lotto Plus 1 draw from Wednesday 13th September. He purchased his golden Quick Pick ticket at Griffin’s Londis store on Upper O’Connell Street in Dublin City Centre.
Speaking on his win he said: “If your nerves were shattered watching the All-Ireland Final yesterday, imagine you have won half a million and are collecting the cheque the next day. Thankfully the boys in blue eased my nerves slightly and I was able to celebrate the three-in-a-row before I came in to collect this. I even woke up this morning with blue Dublin cowboy hat on my head this morning. I’m not sure where I got it! The past few days since I found out on Thursday have been a whirlwind as I had to keep this secret. I told my son in the end as I needed to tell someone. The past 24 hours have been amazing!”
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