'Absolutely blessed': Kildare dad who battled life-threatening cancer scoops Lotto prize

It was an emotional day for one Kildare man as he visited the National Lottery headquarters to collect a record Lotto prize.

The dad claimed a €795,000 Lotto Match 5+ Bonus prize with a Quick Pick ticket which was bought at the Motorway Services Area, Monasterevin in Co Kildare.

A lucky day but only the second luckiest of his life.

The windfall comes second to his successful battle against a life-threatening cancer diagnosis.

"I would definitely consider myself incredibly lucky in life and this huge Lotto win just confirms that," he said.

There’s no doubt that your health is your wealth so my family and I are going to enjoy every ounce of happiness that this win will bring.

"We’ve been absolutely blessed over the last couple of years and this lovely amount of money is just an extra bonus which we will all enjoy together as a family."

The family are planning to use the money to pay off the mortgage and enjoy a long holiday together.

Meanwhile, the National Lottery has confirmed that it is still waiting to hear from the winner of last Saturday's €6,197,310 Lotto jackpot.

The winning ticket was purchased at the Tesco Extra on the Donore Road in Drogheda, Co Louth.

If you are the lucky ticketholder then the National Lottery advises that you sign the back of the ticket and contact the National Lottery Prize Claims Team on 01 836 4444.

More on this topic

The Lotto results are in...

Last night's €500k EuroMillions Plus tickets were bought in Cork and Dublin

No winner of tonight's Lotto jackpot

Two new millionaires in Ireland today after Lotto success

More in this Section

Ruth Morrissey has not been told directly that the SCA is to appeal the High Court judgment, solicitor says

A mother who lost her daughter and niece in Berkeley balcony collapse pays touching tribute

Commissioner expected to deliver personal apology to Majella Moynihan

50% rise in students seeking counselling for mental health problems


Lifestyle

Ask a counsellor: ‘My mother’s become so high maintenance since moving closer – what should I do?’

Victoria Pendleton on veganism and why she thinks everyone should eat less meat

As Mean Girls turns 15, these are all the mid-Noughties fashion trends we hope never return

Zendaya has dyed her hair red, but how can you find the best shade for you?

More From The Irish Examiner