Jim McLoughlin only remembered about a ticket he bought for the Aug. 26 draw after finding it in a coat pocket. So he had the ticket checked at the SuperValu store and got the surprise of his life. The ticket code won him a million pounds and a luxury trip to Brazil or its cash equivalent.
McLouglin later chose to receive £46k in lieu of the trip and will receive £1,046,000 in total. He says he wants to help his family, buy and renovate his flat and buy himself a car.