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Corn farmer plans to spend his EuroMillions win on a new tractor

Corn farmer Ronnie McDonnell won over £200,000 on EuroMillions. He has an unusual purchase in mind for his windfall.

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John McDonnell collects his prize. (Belfast Daily)

Ronnie McDonnell, 75, visits his local store twice a week to buy EuroMillions tickets. It has definitely reaped rewards with this giant win.

Ronnie has something more down-to-earth in mind than the usual big purchases – a new tractor!

He said of his lottery win: “This couldn’t have come at a better time. I’ve needed a new baler for some time now, but I just couldn’t afford it.”

The state-of-the-art John Deere baler will help McDonnell with his corn harvest.

The winning numbers in the draw were 8 – 13 – 26 – 34 – 38 with Lucky Stars 3 and 11. Mr McDonnell found out he won by watching the results on TV.

Simple plans for EuroMillions winner

The 75-year-old is not planning a holiday but will head to Listowel Races Harvest Festival in September. He stated:

“I’m fairly sensible with my money, so I’ll not be going on any big spending spree. But maybe I’ll afford myself a slightly larger bet than usual on the horses at Listowel this year.”

Store owner, Seamus McNamee, is also delighted for McDonnell.

“We’re delighted for Ronnie as he’s been a regular customer for years and we’re also delighted to have sold our first big winning ticket,” said McNamee.

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