€500,000 Irish Lotto Plus Win for Couple Who Played Same Numbers for 15 Years
An Irish couple successfully scooped a Lotto Plus 1 jackpot of €500,000 after the numbers that they had been playing for 15 years were finally drawn. The husband and wife from Kildare matched the numbers 1, 2, 13, 14, 39, 42 to win the six-figure sum on Saturday 10th September.
The lucky pair, who wish to remain anonymous, purchased their ticket from the Topaz Service Station on Bypass Road in Tallaght, south of Dublin. In a National Lottery press release, the delighted wife, who works as a hairdresser, spoke of how the couple’s persistence finally paid off: “We’ve been playing the same numbers for 15 years. We usually play online but for a change we bought our Lotto ticket in the shop last Friday.”
The husband and wife, along with their son, collected their winnings from the National Lottery’s headquarters in Dublin last Wednesday and even revealed the moment that they knew they had won: “We were out for dinner at the weekend and I looked up the results online. I glanced down and saw our numbers listed next to the Lotto Plus 1 winning numbers,” said the wife. “I couldn’t believe my eyes!”
The husband, a farmer, was in fine spirits, and was relieved when his wife confirmed to him that she had entered the draw. “I said to her - You better have played our numbers! We quickly looked out [sic] the ticket… thankfully we did!” The family unit now plan to use their new wealth to make a number of improvements to their home, pay bills and set the remainder aside for the future.
Tonight’s Irish Lotto jackpot stands at an amazing €3 million, a sum that would certainly cover the cost of home improvements, bills and more than a few luxuries. If you would like to be in with the chance of winning this fortune, Irish Lotto tickets are available to buy online or from any authorised retailer, and you can also add an Irish Lotto Plus entry to your playslip for even more chances to win! Best of luck!
21st September 2016