Emotional Kildare dad who battled cancer picks up Lotto cheque for nearly €800k

A lot of zeros!

Senan Hogan

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Senan Hogan

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Nice money if you can get it!

It was a Monday to remember for one lucky Kildare man who claimed a massive €795,450 Lotto Match 5 + Bonus prize from National Lottery headquarters in Dublin today.

The delighted winner of the record Lotto Match 5 + Bonus prize of €795,450 from Wednesday 15th May, bought their Quick Pick ticket at the Motorway Services Area, Ballynagalliagh Road, Mayfield, Monasterevin in Co. Kildare.

As the emotional Kildare dad picked up his cheque at Lotto HQ, he admitted that his Lotto windfall is only the second biggest win of his life after he successfully battled a life threatening cancer diagnosis over the last couple of years.

He said: “I would definitely consider myself incredibly lucky in life and this huge Lotto win just confirms that.

"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.

"We’ve already planned to pay off the mortgage and have a nice long family holiday in the next couple of weeks.”

 

Meanwhile, the National Lottery has also confirmed that it is still waiting to hear from the lucky winner of last Saturday’s massive €6,197,310 Lotto jackpot. The winning ticket was sold at the Tesco Extra on the Donore Road in Drogheda, Co. Louth.

 

A National Lottery spokesperson said: “It is still early days but we are yet to hear from the winning ticket holder of last Saturday’s €6.2 million Lotto jackpot.

"There is a strong possibility that the ticket-holder already knows they have won but for whatever reason are taking their time before they contact us to discuss their prize.

"They could be getting financial advice or letting it all sink in before they start to make arrangements for them to collect their truly life-changing prize,” they said.