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Lotto winner: 'I don't want a Lamborghini, just a new shower door'

Those things depreciate so fast (cars, not shower doors).

No thanks, you can keep it.
No thanks, you can keep it.
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A MAN FROM west Dublin has described winning €500,000 in the EuroMillions as a “pleasant shock”.

He was the sole winner of the EuroMillions Plus €500,000 top prize in last Friday’s draw.

When picking up his money at the National Lottery offices today, he said: “I live a pretty simple life so I won’t be running out and buying a Lamborghini. Top of the list is to buy a new shower door. And to pay the bills.”

The man, who wishes to remaio anonymous, bought his ticket in the Spar on Dodsboro Road in Lucan last Friday.

“I checked the results on Aertel on Friday night and it was certainly a shock when I saw I’d won – but a very pleasant shock,” he said.

There have been 15 winners of the EuroMillions Plus €500,000 top prize so far in 2015, with €7.5 million paid out in EuroMillons Plus top prizes this year to date.

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