After 30 years of playing the same numbers on the Irish lotto, persistence has finally paid off for a lifetime lottery player from Ireland.
The lottery winner, from Co Donegal, won his €284,964 prize by matching 5 main numbers plus the bonus number in Saturday April 21st drawing. The winning ticket was purchased from Kernan’s EuroSpar in Newtown Cunningham in Co Donegal, where the winner is from. A couple from Ontario in Canada also won a big prize on the Lotto 649 after 30 years of playing the same numbers , while a North Carolina man’s 32-year commitment to his lucky numbers left him with a top Powerball prize of $150,000.
Talking to lottery officials as he claimed his Irish Lotto prize at headquarters in Dublin few days ago, the winner said that he was watching the drawing live on that Saturday, and he couldn’t believe his eyes as his numbers came up one by one. “I was watching the draw live on Saturday and I almost fell of the chair as I saw my numbers being called out one after another,” the Irish lotto winner said. A man from Montreal in Canada won $12.7 million on the Lotto 649 game after playing the same numbers for 23 years.
Last month we told you about an Irish Lotto retailer in Co Donegal who were celebrating selling a winning ticket after a 28-year hiatus. “I have been playing the same numbers for 30 years so maybe I was due a big win”, the winner said, and added that he plans to share his money out between family members, but before he starts thinking seriously about the financial implications of his Irish Lotto win, he plans to make sure they have a big celebration. Another Irish lotto winner from Co Donegal said he planned to carry on working despite being a €4.4 million lottery winner.
Also at Dublin lottery headquarters claiming their winnings was a couple from Dublin who won €65,000 on a TellyBingo Snowball prize. The couple said that they love the TellyBingo show and rarely miss it when it’s on TV, so winning while they were watching was particularly special.
“We went absolutely bananas at home in the sitting room once our final number came out and we realised that we had won the Snowball prize!” the Dublin couple plan to give half of their Lotto winnings to a charity in their local community which is very close to their hearts.
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