The National Lottery came through with £1,796,081 worth of Christmas cheer for a Newry farm shop owner. Simon Savage was encouraged to check his tickets when he heard the lottery was looking for a big winner. When he checked his tickets, he found one that matched all the numbers drawn. He was in disbelief so he asked his brother to check it for him again, and only then did he accept that he was a new millionaire.
Despite his win his shop will remain open for his loyal customers. As for the money, his priority will be to consult doctors on how his impaired hearing can be improved. That and having very happy celebrations.