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Lucky Ä250,000 winner soon to be mortgage-free 05.01.17

A DELIGHTED Donegal man plans to pay off his mortgage after scooping a whopping Ä250,000 in the New Year's Eve Millionaire Raffle.
The winner of the second prize of the draw, couldn't hide his delight as he claimed the cheque today at National Lottery HQ in Dublin.
"First thing first, I will be putting the cheque into the bank and paying off my mortgage," he said.
"I am a regular Lotto and EuroMillions player but I hadnít planned on buying a ticket for the draw. I was in the shop buying my usual bits and pieces when my attention was drawn to the raffle tickets. Itís definitely one of my better impulse purchases," he laughed.
The winning ticket was sold on the day of the draw at American House, Bundoran, just hours before the draw deadline.
The Donegal winner found out about his windfall the following morning after news of the big win reached the locality.
The lucky family, which opted for privacy, are now planning a nice holiday.
"We will be taking the kids and their grandparents away on holiday so we can celebrate properly as a family. I might be the ticket holder but we all won as a family." The million-winning ticket (no 179740) was bought in Cork city and has not yet been claimed.
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