‘Our family are teasing us for spending a measly one euro on a lottery ticket and we end up winning a million quid,’ laughed the married Mayo couple who scooped the Daily Million top prize of €1 million in last Thursday’s (09 March) draw.
The young couple who wish to keep their win private celebrated in the National Lottery’s winners’ room today (Tuesday) after they purchased their ticket in Carey’s Newsagents in Belmullet in Co. Mayo.
‘It is a perfect amount of money to win. We have a small family so after we have shared some of the money with our family, we will put aside some funds for the children’s future and hopefully we will treat them to a holiday in Disneyland,’
Daily Million draws take place at both 2pm and 9pm, seven days a week, for just €1 per play.
The winning wife was relaxing at home on Thursday night when news of Belmullet’s latest lottery win spread on social media.
‘I was on Facebook on the Thursday night of the draw and I saw that Carey’s Shop in Belmullet had sold the €1 million prize and my heart stopped dead. I pulled my ticket out of my handbag and frantically searched online for the winning numbers. As there are two Daily Million draws each day, I wasn’t sure which numbers I had to check and I almost convinced myself I hadn’t won anything,’ she said.
The lucky wife sought the assistance of her husband who confirmed that she had in fact hit the jackpot on her €1 ticket, ‘With the look of absolute shock on her face, I thought the worst had happened,’ grinned the winning husband.
‘We must have checked the numbers a hundred times before I could convince her that she had won a million euro.’