A man from Dublin has collected a cheque for €500,000 from the National Lottery in Dublin after he won the jackpot on the EuroMillions Plus draw on Friday, April 15.
The man, who wishes to remain private, only found he had won the top prize in the EuroMillions Plus draw when his wife ordered him to tidy an unorganised mess of receipts and Lottery tickets on their bedroom floor.
He said: "I’m absolutely thrilled. I was cleaning up a pile of old Lottery tickets and I just started checking them on the National Lottery App on my phone.
"When I saw that I had won the EuroMillions Plus draw, I had to keep scanning my tickets on the phone App with my wife to make sure we had won.
"It’s hard to imagine that I had a €500,000 winning ticket rolled up into a ball on my floor for three weeks!"
The winning ticket, a Quick Pick selection was sold at Jones’ Deli in Ballsbridge, Dublin 4 on the day of the draw.
The man said: "We are going to pay off our mortgage first and foremost while the rest of the money will be put towards our children’s education over the next number of years."