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Man who had just 60 cent left in his bank account after Christmas wins €100k on the Lotto

Nice start to 2017.

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A MAN WHO was left with just 60 cent in his bank account after Christmas has won €100,000 from the National Lottery.

The man, who has just recently graduated from college and is looking for a job, said that the timing of the win “couldn’t be any better”.

“I looked at my bank account after the holidays and I had .60 cent left after all of my spending over Christmas,” he said.

The man, who has requested anonymity, was one of four people to win €100,000 in the National Lottery’s Christmas Millionaire Raffle.

He already has plans for what he wants to do with the money.

“I want to get a car but I just failed my driving test so I will have to wait for a while yet before I get one,” he said. “I’m going to surprise my girlfriend and my family with a short holiday next week to celebrate properly.”

Another one of the four people to win €100,000 has also come forward. Shane Malone, from Ballymun in Dublin, claimed the money earlier today – on what also happens to be his birthday.

“I still cannot believe I have won,” he said. He picked up the winnings at the National Lottery with his girlfriend, Emma.

unnamed Shane Malone and Emma Brodigan Source: Mac Innes Photography

“We are going on holidays together in a few weeks so at least we will have some pocket money,” he said.

“We want to buy a house together in the near future so this money will go some way to making that dream come true.”

The winner of the €1 million Christmas Millionaire top prize bought the ticket at the Topaz service station on the Lower Tivoli Road in Cork on 21 December.

Read: Someone in Cavan won €4.5 million on Christmas Eve

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