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'This is life changing, a once in a lifetime win for my family': Carer wins €500,000

The Wexford man was one of two winners in Lotto HQ this afternoon with another man collecting €200,000.
Oct 13th 2016, 6:26 PM 18,004 9

A CARER who looks after members of his own family told of his delight after scooping €500,000 in the Euromillions.

The man, who wants to remain anonymous, bought his winning ticket at the Drive Centra in Carna Cushinstown in Ballinaboola, Wexford on Tuesday 11 October

The winner said: “This is a life changing, once in a lifetime win for my family. I am a full time carer for members of my family and we were living from week to week on my carer’s allowance.

€500,000 will make a huge difference to our lives and it will take the everyday pressures of making ends meet away for a long time.

“I have worked hard all of my life to take care of my family and those around me. This money will go a long to make sure that we are all secure for many years to come.”

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Another winner arrived in Lotto HQ in Dublin’s Abbey Street with his two of his friends who had no idea what was going on.

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The young man from Clare, who won just under €200,000, explained: “I asked the two lads to come with me to Dublin today but I didn’t tell where we were going.

“I could have come on my own but I wanted to share the experience with my two best friends. I’m going to enjoy the win over the next couple of days but first, I have plans to pay off my mortgage and we will see what is left after that.”

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