Lucky Leitrim man thought he had won €5K - actually won more than €1m

There was no Monday morning blues in the National Lottery winners’ room this morning as a EuroMillions Raffle prize winner from Leitrim collected his €1,005,000 jackpot from 10 days ago.

The Leitrim man, who wishes to keep his win private, purchased his ‘White Ticket’ Quick Pick on the day of the draw - Friday, February 17 - at Newtowngore Post Office in Leitrim.

Recalling how he found out about his win, he said: “I was checking the results on the TV on the night of the draw and I noticed that I had one of the winning EuroMillions raffle numbers and I was absolutely over the moon with the €5,000 prize.

“The next day, I went into the shop to see how I could claim my prize money when all of a sudden, the shopkeeper took me to one side.

“You’ve won one million AND five thousand euro they said! I was stunned. I quietly put the ticket back into my pocket and made my way home as quick as I could.”

The lucky winner is going to take some time to reflect on his win before he makes any plans for the future.

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