A man from Cork, who had been going through immense financial struggles, put his hopes on winning a big prize and the lottery came through for him.
The man, who has asked to be allowed to remain anonymous, won €500,000 from the Euromillions – enough to ease his money worries for the foreseeable future. He had bought the lucky ticket from O’Reilly’s Maxol Service Station in Watercourse Road, Blackpool.
The winner says that money had been so tight before the win that he was looking for overtime work. Now they can look forward to paying off their mortgage and starting college funds for their children.
The couple spent the first few nights discussing their win. They can hardly believe that their financial troubles had been wiped out in an instant. Now they also plan to go visit Disneyland Paris, something their eldest has always wanted.