THE owner of the €1m winning Lotto ticket sold in Applegreen Spar in Skibbereen hasn’t yet come forward.
While they contemplate their next move, Emma Connolly has put together a shopping list to tempt West Cork’s newest millionaire.
The Lookout in Glandore is just coming in on budget, with a price tag of €975,000.
That would leave the winner with enough change to furnish some of this breath-taking property which enjoys spectacular views over Glandore Harbour.
It’s on the market with Sherry FitzGerald and has lots of floor to ceiling windows and decking to sit back and enjoy the vistas, while sipping something vintage.
Kinsale is one of the most expensive places in the country to buy property so €1m won’t stretch too far there, nonetheless there are still quite a few very attractive houses in the area up for grabs.
Horse Island is still out of the winner’s reach, though, and is on the market for €6.7m, so keep buying those lottery tickets!
If cars are the winner’s thing, they may wish to place their order for the new Audi e tron electric SUV which will set them back €101,750. Their win could nearly stretch to a fleet of 10.
More modest, perhaps, as a little runaround, would be the Volkswagon Arteon which comes in at a cool €55,000 and is generally regarded as a millionaire’s car. Orders are being taken for 2019 models now.
Of course, if the winner is based in West Cork and regularly travels the N71, he or she may wish to invest in a helicopter to avoid all the snarl-ups caused by the five stop/go systems on the route right now.
WINING AND DINING
The €1m means the winner never has to cook at home again if he/she doesn’t wish to. They could enjoy the tasting menu at Michelin-starred Mews in Baltimore which costs €69, every single week, – and bring all their friends.
To toast their win, they could indulge in Midleton 25 year-old pure pot Irish whiskey (€2,500), Roederer Crystal Brut champagne (€199.99) or Chambertin Clos De Bèze Grand Cru, 2015, Cháteau De Beaune, Côte D’or wine (€399.99) stocked by O’Donovan off licences.
The Lotto winner would have lots of scope to bid in the current Irish art online auction at Morgan O’Driscoll’s auction house in Skibbereen. It’s all a matter of taste but well within their budget would be ‘Winter Kilcoe’ by William Crozier which is estimated to fetch between €8,000 and €12,000.
At the higher end of the scale is Tony O’Malley’s ‘Summer Solstice, Summer Kite’ which is estimated to fetch in the region of €20,000 to €30,000. Bidding closes on 3rd of December so there’s still plenty of time to peruse the options.
The Lotto winner just missed out on a Banksy which they sold at auction for €32,000 last week.