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Drive to identify non-motoring millionaire 15.04.13

WOMEN in the Stranorlar area who don't drive a car are under suspicion as the winners of the €5.1 million lottery jackpot drawn on April 6.
A lucky married couple collected their mega-winnings at Lottery HQ last week with the wife making the revelation: "I'd need to take driving lessons before I buy the (camper) van, because I’ve never driven anything in my life!"
Now the people of the town are trying to figure out who does and doesn't drive in the locality.
The woman purchased the couple's lucky ticket in Moore’s Costcutters store in Ballybofey on the day of the draw. It was a €4 ticket using the numbers she’s played for a long time, made up of family birthdays.
The win is the second highest Lotto jackpot win for Co Donegal. The biggest jackpot was on 25 January 2012 when the jackpot was €5,482,894. The winners who bought their ticket in Killea were from Derry.
The most recent lucky couple, who declined publicity, did not get over excited when they realised their good fortune on Saturday last.
"I was watching the draw on Saturday night and I had the ticket in my hand," said the wife. "After the draw, I asked my husband to check the numbers but as he hadn’t seen the draw, he didn’t know what numbers won! I thought I had to have the bonus ball to win the jackpot, so I checked the numbers on Aertel later on that night and then I saw in the results that I had the winning ticket. The two of us were a bit disbelieving about it all, but we went to bed at the normal time, told no one, and slept soundly all night," she said.
"Next day, at Mass in Stranorlar, everyone was speculating about who had won the Lotto. I joined in the speculation, but didn’t tell a soul. Sunday was spent the same way it always is: I cooked our dinner and we relaxed in the afternoon. We didn’t want to come down to Dublin on Monday to collect so we waited until (Thursday) but it didn’t bother us at all." The big-hearted couple now want to give some of their winnings to charity.
"We’d like to give some donations to charities which do good work. Included in that group will be the Simon Community in Letterkenny; the Capuchin Fathers and Fr. Peter McVerry’s charity.
"For myself, I’d love to buy a camper van and travel around a bit. We’ve only been out of the country once before," she added.
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