A local man who won €250,002 with a €2 accumulator bet on the Lotto was presented with his massive cheque this morning in Newbridge.
Incredibly lucky Derek Delaney also placed a €1 bet on the four other numbers in the same draw, which returned an added bonus of €7,501.
Derek said: “I am still in shock at winning such a life-changing sum of money."
The bumper cheque - rounded off to €257,500 - was presented to Derek this morning outside the BoyleSports store in Newbridge by store manager Danny Fox and BoyleSports Head of Communications, Leon Blanch.
Derek added: "I am so grateful to BoyleSports and want to thank them for everything.
"This is going to make a massive difference to my family’s life and we cannot wait to start enjoying it.”
Derek placed his bet in BoyleSports’ Newbridge shop on Saturday’s Lotto Plus 1 draw.
The €2 accumulator was on the five numbers 8, 9, 27, 32 and 45.
Defying monumental odds of 125,000/1, all five numbers were drawn and resulted in the mammoth windfall of €250,002.
His luck didn’t stop there however, as he also placed a €1 bet on the four numbers 8, 9, 27 and 32 on the same draw, which returned an added bonus of €7,501.
The two bets had a combined stake of just €3 and returned the jaw dropping sum of €257,503 in total.
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