One lucky Dub has become a millionaire over the bank holiday weekend after he bought a ticket because he needed change for a parking meter. The winning Daily Millionaire Quick-Pick ticket was sold on Sunday at the Spar store on Liffey Street in Dublin 1.
The delighted family man who wishes to remain anonymous, claimed his €1 million prize from National Lottery headquarters this morning.
He said: "My wife and I travelled into town on Sunday morning to do some shopping and I popped into the nearby Spar shop as I needed to get some change to pay for parking. It’s incredible to think that what I thought was an insignificant purchase could change my family’s lives overnight."
He added: "On Monday I saw that there had been a winner of the draw in Dublin so I quickly scanned the ticket on the National Lottery phone App. We were absolutely stunned. We had a great weekend of celebrations but we will go back to work now and take some time out to let the win sink in properly."
Asked what he was going to do with the money the man said: "We all agreed that our first purchase would be a new car as the one we have at the moment is quite old. Also, one or two of our family members are saving to buy houses so we would obviously like to help them."
Daily Million draws take place at both 2pm and 9pm, seven days a week, for just €1 per play.