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"The bills had been piling up - then this happened" - Dublin man who just picked up €500,000 in lottery win

“For me, this is a chance to make a good life.”

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THE SUN IS (sort of) shining outside, and for some very lucky people it’s been an exceptionally good day.

One Dublin man has just picked up a cheque from the National Lottery for €500,000 after striking lucky on the lottery’s Daily Million Plus game.

The man, who wishes to remain nameless, bought his €6 ticket online before logging out of his account and forgetting about it. It didn’t enter his mind again until he received a mail from the National Lottery telling him to check his account.

For him, the win is “a chance to make a good life”.

“The bills had been piling up and I was considering getting a loan to make things easier – then this happened,” he said.

You always hope that it will happen to you, but you don’t really think it will.  It’s like a great dream that I haven’t woken up from.
I’d been saving coins in two jars for a year to go towards a trip to the US to visit a friend, and I was counting them when I got the message.  I couldn’t believe it when I logged-in to my online account and saw all those zeros.

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Also picking up €500,000 today was a Longford based syndicate.

Workers at C & D Foods in Edgeworthstown in the midlands county collected just over €13,000 each when they picked up their winnings today, according to the Longford Leader.

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Remarkably, one member of the syndicate, Lillian Kazlauskyene, only joined the firm yesterday.

Good timing and no mistake.

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