€2m lotto win collected

The lucky winner of Wednesday’s €2m Lotto jackpot , who wishes to remain anonymous, collected her cheque on Thursday afternoon.

The lucky winner of Wednesday’s €2m Lotto jackpot , who wishes to remain anonymous, collected her cheque on Thursday afternoon.

Her €4 Quick Pick ticket, bought Wednesday at Donegal Town Post Office, brought her an early Christmas bonanza.

She said she was thrilled with her win. “I play the Lotto every week. I’ve always hoped to win big but to be honest you never expect it will happen to you. I checked the ticket on Aertel this morning with my family and was left speechless. I must’ve looked over it ten or twelve times. I couldn’t believe my

“It still hasn’t sunk in yet, as I only checked my ticket a few hours ago. I plan to take some time over the Christmas period to think about the win.”

Donegal Town Postmistress Mary Harley said she was “absolutely delighted for whoever won” and admitted she “hadn’t a clue” who it was.

She added: “It’s a nice time of year to get a bit of money like that. I’m sure whoever won deserves the money. It’s great for them!” Since the National Lottery began, 109 Lotto jackpot/Lotto Plus top prize winning tickets have been sold in Donegal.

Earlier this month, 77-year-old Kathleen McLaughlin from Redcastle won a lotto jackpot of just over €2.6m.

She said last Thursday: “We’ve no special Christmas plans this year. It will just be ourselves, no difference.” The Lotto money was “put away safe” and, apart from buying a few special Christmas pressies, she’d no plans yet for spending any of it. “I might have a think about that in the New Year,” she laughed.