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Couple wins €500,000 after playing the same Lotto numbers for 15 years

The ticket was bought in a Topaz service station near Tallaght in Dublin.

Image: Mark Stedman/Photocall Ireland

A KILDARE FARMER and his hairdresser wife are €500,000 richer after their lottery numbers came up – after 15 years of playing them.

The couple collected their prize in Dublin today.

“We’ve been playing the same numbers for 15 years”, said the wife.

“We usually play online but for a change we bought our Lotto ticket in the shop last Friday”.

The ticket was bought in a Topaz service station near Tallaght in Dublin.

“We were out for dinner at the weekend and I looked up the results online. I glanced down and saw our numbers listed next to the Lotto Plus 1 winning numbers. I couldn’t believe my eyes,” she said.

The couple plan to use their winnings to make home improvements, pay bills and put some aside for the future.

The winning numbers were 1, 2, 13, 14, 39, 42 and the bonus was 22.

There were two winners of last Saturday’s €4.6 million Lotto jackpot prize.

The tickets were sold in Dunnes Stores, South Great Georges Street, Dublin 2 and Topaz, Ballymahon Road, Athlone, Westmeath.

The ticketholders share the jackpot, each winning €2,307,937. The prizes have not yet been claimed.

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