A young man from Skibbereen, Co Cork only just went home to Ireland on vacation from working abroad. The lucky Irishman now has more than being home to be happy about after buying two tickets for the Euromillions on a whim.
It was the Plus draw which gave the young man a hefty €500,000. Curiously, the man, who requested anonymity, bought the ticket because he had a feeling he was going to win; turned out he was right!
From the proceeds of the €9 Quick Pick ticket he bought from the Esso Service Station on the Cork Road in Skibbereen, he and his girlfriend now plan to purchase a proper home.