A Cork family have made their way to Dublin to collect a €500,000 EuroMillions Plus prize they won last Friday.
The winning ticket was bought by the father who is a lifetime National Lottery player at the Mahon Shopping Centre in Cork.
One family member said: "It was really weird. We were having a cup of tea in the kitchen the morning after the draw and my dad told me that he had a winning ticket in the EuroMillions draw from the previous night’s draw.
"And this was ever before we heard the news of the win in Mahon. He was just absolutely convinced. I checked my phone and low and behold there was a winning ticket sold in Cork and he was laughing away to himself, he just knew it was him.
The father, who wishes to keep the family's win private, said the prize will give him and his family a great deal of comfort for many years to come: "I have always known that I’d end up at Lottery HQ collecting a big cheque.
"Today really is a dream come true for me and what better way to celebrate this win than to share it with my family. We certainly won’t be going mad buying any fancy cars or anything like that.
"The family are all at different stages of their own lives so having this prize to share equally among us will enable us to do our own thing and give us all the opportunity to make some nice changes in our lives."