€1 million Lotto win in Newcastle West

There was great excitement in Newcastle West in recent days after it was discovered that the Centra Store on St Mary’s Road had sold a €1 million Quick Pick winning ticket for last Saturday’s Lotto Plus 1 draw. The shop had many callers on Sunday and Monday as people checked their tickets and speculated about the identity of the lucky player/players, but on Tuesday the winners claimed their winnings at National Lott-ery HQ. The identities of the winning couple have not been revealed, but in a statement they said that they would be using their winnings to give “the best life possible” to their children.
The mother of the family said: “At the moment, it’s still hard for us to grasp what €1 million means to our family, it’s an incredible amount of money. We are determined to make the most of it and to give our children the very best life that we can. The first thing we will do is ring-fence a good chunk of the money for their college education. We won’t be frivolous with the money, and once we pay off our mortgage and other loans we’ll celebrate the win properly with our family.”