John Gallagher of Killybegs was on top of the world today when he picked up a cheque for €41,096 at National Lottery HQ.
The 28-year-old won the prize when he match five numbers in last Friday’s EuroMillions draw.
“I checked my ticket on Friday night. It must’ve been about 2.30am.
“I couldn’t believe I had five numbers. I even woke up my Mam to double check the ticket,” smiled the Carricknamohill native.
John bought his lucky €3 Quick Pick ticket in Hegarty’s Centra on the Main Street in Killybegs, only deciding to play after hearing his friends chat about the €100 million Superdraw jackpot. A player in Spain won that magnificent prize.
John plans to buy a new car with his windfall and looks forward to celebrating his good fortune at Fawlty’s Bar in Killybegs.
Kevin Hegarty, owner of Hegarty’s Centra, told the Democrat: “It’s lovely to think that John will have an extra nice Christmas.
“We only started selling Lotto tickets about four months ago so we’re absolutely delighted to have struck it lucky so soon.
“Hopefully, it’s a sign of things to come!”