The Cork Lotto player who scooped the Lotto jackpot on Saturday 29th May has officially claimed their prize.
The winner won the life-altering amount of €2,469,871 after purchasing their winning ticket at O’Connell’s Foodstore in the seaside town of Myrtleville at the end of May.
The jackpot winner was quick to check their ticket and realise their good fortune.
'I checked my ticket that night after the draw and as I went through the draw results, I just couldn’t believe that every number was matching the ones printed on my ticket. By the time I got through the results, I was definitely feeling overwhelmed. It certainly wasn’t easy getting to sleep that night and the next day was filled with a happy mix of shock and delight.'
The Myrtleville winner plans to take their time and carefully plan what to do next.
'I still can’t quite believe my luck. It really is still the best news – every time I hear the National Lottery ad, I can’t believe that I’m now one of those winners! I’m going to take my time for now and let the news properly sink in before I decide what to do.'