It was a day to remember for a very lucky Mayo family who today picked up a cheque for €500,000 Daily Million Plus top prize at National Lottery HQ.
As the elated group celebrated in the National Lottery Winners’ Room, the winning mother explained how her children’s wishful thinking after they tagged her in a Facebook post reminded her to check her ticket after the big win in Ballyhaunis from the draw on Thursday March 14th was announced.
“We only found out about the half million euro win in the town when our adult children sent us a link on Facebook and I think they were very optimistically hoping we had landed the massive prize! You see it all of the time, you see these truly life-changing wins on Facebook and you longingly wish it’s you. Little did we all know that we had the winning ticket all along!” she said.
The winning Quick Pick ticket was sold at Caulfield’s store on Main Street in the centre of Ballyhaunis.
While the proud Mayo parents have plans of their own for their Daily Million prize, they have also selflessly promised to give each of their adult children a share of what is left of the €500,000 to ensure that they can get a helping hand on the property ladder:
Also claiming a substantial National Lottery prize this week was a Roscommon woman who scooped the top prize of €30,000 on a Diamond Bingo Doubler scratch card. The winning ticket was sold at the Londis store in Abbeytown in Roscommon Town.