Roscommon man to use €500k Daily Million prize to buy house

Dessie Glancy and staff at Glancy's Supermarket in Elphin, Co. Roscommon, celebrate after selling the latest Daily Million Plus winning ticket worth €500,000.

A Roscommon man has picked up his Daily Million winning cheque at Lotto HQ today.

The player, who won the €500,000 prize on the 9pm Daily Million Plus draw last Friday, said: “I am still in shock. I checked my ticket using the app at about 10pm and it told me to contact the National Lottery.

"I never got that message before so I checked the numbers and saw they matched for the Plus draw. I couldn’t believe it.

"I showed my wife and we could barely speak. I don’t think I got a wink of sleep all night.”

He bought his ticket in Glancy’s Supermarket in the centre of Elphin which has a population of just over 500 and said he will take his time before deciding how to spend his windfall.

He said: “I’m not going to let it change us. It’s going to sit in the bank for a while and we will use it, hopefully, to buy our house and have the rest as a comfort for years to come.”

Also claiming a share in a Daily Million Plus top prize from the draw on Friday, January 25, today was a lucky Dubliner.

The family man, who was one of two players who shared the prize, plans to use some of his €250,000 winnings to pay off some of his mortgage and to put money aside to pay for his young children to go to college.

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