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A family from Limerick in Ireland had two reasons to celebrate at the weekend. Not only did they head to Dublin to claim their €111,271 win from the July 14 Irish Lotto draw, but they also saw Limerick beat Cork in the All-Ireland hurling semi-final to reach the final for the first time in 11 years.

The day after the match, they had another big day as that’s when they went to the National Lottery HQ in Dublin to collect their Irish Lotto prize. The Irish Lotto winning family have asked to remain anonymous, just like last month’s $1m New Zealand Saturday Lotto winner.

Their big Irish Lotto win came after purchasing a Quick Pick ticket from the Gala Store in Kilmallock. It matched five balls and the Bonus Ball in the July 14 draw. “We’re certainly making the most of our trip to Dublin this weekend!” said the winning Limerick dad. He admitted that the win over Cork had been “the icing on the cake” and it was a “weekend we will never forget.”

It was two weeks before their Irish Lotto win was discovered. Recently we told you of the man from Sydney, Australia who went around with a $3.88m winning Lucky Lottery Super Jackpot ticket for weeks before checking it. An Irish woman claimed her €35,584 Irish Lotto win just three days before it was due to expire.

He revealed how he’s notorious for never checking lottery tickets and had a wallet “absolutely stuffed with old Lotto tickets.” He finally got around to scanning them on his phone and had a couple of small wins with his first two. Then he checked the third one and a message came up telling him he needed to contact National Lottery headquarters. “My heart was absolutely in my mouth,” he said.

Plans for their Irish Lotto windfall include paying off a car loan and reducing their mortgage. Also, on their shopping list is putting money aside for college funds for their children. It’s the latest win in Limerick after Shane Philip Maher won €500,000 playing EuroMillions.

The Irish Lotto winners now want to get tickets for the All Ireland hurling family on August 19 saying, “we’ll come back to Dublin and celebrate again, hopefully with the Liam McCarthy cup this time,” Perhaps they’ll get posh seats as Jason Jagodzinsk plans to with Portsmouth FC next season after his £1m EuroMillions win.

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