Limerick couple who won €1 million in Lotto promise to give kids 'best life' possible

Limerick couple who won €1 million in Lotto promise to give kids 'best life' possible

A couple who won €1 million in the Lotto Plus draw over the weekend has said that she will use the winnings to secure the families future.

After purchasing the ticket in Newcastle West, Co Limerick, the mother described the moment her family became millionaires.

“I was in the kitchen on Saturday evening when I heard roaring in the sitting room. My partner was watching the Lotto draw on TV and was absolutely fixated on the screen with his Lotto ticket firmly grasped in his hand," she recalled.

“At the moment, it’s still hard for us to grasp what €1 million means to our family, it’s an incredible amount of money.

We are determined to make the most of it and to give our children the very best life that we can. The first thing we will do is ring-fence a good chunk of the money for their college education.

"We won’t be frivolous with the money and once we pay off our mortgage and other loans we’ll celebrate the win properly with our family.”

The family aren't the first winners from west Limerick in recent times. Last December a €2.7 million Lotto jackpot was won in Askeaton, just 20km away from the Newcastle West shop where this €1 million ticket was sold.

Meanwhile, the National Lottery has revealed that over €55.1 million in prizes have been won since the Lotto and Lotto Plus Plus game enhancements were introduced last September. The winners include ten new lucky millionaires which include four Lotto jackpot winners and six winners of the new Lotto Plus 1 top prize of €1 million.

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