A couple from Dublin in Ireland have collected a €1m won in the Daily Millions draw held on February 21 but are still keeping their win a secret.
The winning Daily Millions couple have asked to remain anonymous, just like the recent grandfather who won a $3m Australian Powerball prize. On their way to National Lottery HQ to collect their cheque, they decided to go to a local church to “say a prayer of thanks.” They added that the win will make a huge difference to their lives and make life a lot more comfortable.
Their big Daily Millions win will be a surprise to their friends and family. The husband revealed that they had yet to tell anyone about their windfall. In fact, they plan on waiting a few weeks before breaking the fantastic news of their Daily Millions win. “We want to let this sink in and we are determined it will be life as normal.”
In Canada, Sandra Donaldson waited a week before telling her husband that they had won a $23.3m Lotto 6/49 jackpot. David Kaltschmidt and Maureen Smith from Florida, USA, initially kept the news of their $528.7m Powerball win a secret from their children.
The couple also say that they will continue working despite their Daily Millions win making them millionaires. That’s just what Bob Boehm from Denison in Iowa, USA, did after his $1m Mega Millions windfall. A couple from Maryland, USA, quickly announced their retirements after winning $1m playing the Powerball draw.
Meanwhile, the winner of a €250,000 Lotto Plus 2 prize still hasn’t come forward to claim their winnings. The winning ticket was sold at the Centrepoint Newsagents in the Donaghmede Shopping Centre in Dublin 13.
The store is owned by Joe Sweeney and he believes the lucky Lotto Plus 2 winner is most likely from the North Dublin area. “This is a brilliant win for the people of Donaghmede,” Mr Sweeney said. “It’s been a crazy morning in the shop as news of the massive win filtered through the community. People have been flocking to the store after Mass to check their tickets in the hope that they might have won the big prize.” He sounds a lot happier than the store owner in Australia who’s waiting to see who won the unclaimed $55m Australian Powerball jackpot.
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