IT’S business as usual for Donegal’s newest
multi-millionaire who plans to be back in work
tomorrow after collecting a Lotto jackpot winning
cheque worth a massive €4,434,994.
This cool-headed winner - who hit the jackpot from
the Lotto draw on Saturday 13th January - revealed
the golden ticket was kept in the glove box of the
car for the past four-and-a-half weeks!
The Donegal Lotto player said: “I keep all my Lotto
tickets in the glove box. Once I found out I won I
stored the ticket in the glove box of the car during
the day while I was at work. But I took the ticket
into the house at night time. That piece of paper
has clocked up some mileage over the past month!”
The lucky winner, who wished to remain anonymous,
stated that the new-found fortune “would not change
me one single bit.”
“It’s business as usual for me as I have no plans to
take time off work to celebrate. I took today off to
collect the cheque in Dublin and I’m back in work
first thing in the morning”.
The magic Quick Pick ticket was bought at Daly’s
Topaz on the Letterkenny Road in Lifford, Co.
Donegal and the winner spoke of the role Daly’s
played in how they found out they had won the
The winner said: “I was driving past Daly’s Topaz on
the Sunday after the draw and, while I had heard on
the radio that the Lotto was won, I hadn’t gathered
that it was won in Donegal. I saw on their huge
digital sign at the filling station that they had
sold the winner and I just thought straight away
that it was me. When I checked the numbers I was
The person said that they have only told family
members about their lucky win and plans to share it
with them. The charitable individual also stated
that they would make a number of donations to
charities close to the person’s heart.