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Laois’s newest millionaire comes forward to claim life changing €1 million prize

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There was a great buzz in the National Lottery’s winner’s room this afternoon after a Daily Million player in Portlaoise came forward to claim their top prize of €1 million from Sunday’s 2pm draw.

The winning Quick Pick ticket was sold at Tesco in Portlaoise, Co. Laois.

The Laois winner has officially become the 22nd National Lottery millionaire of 2022 following their weekend top prize win.

The winner, who wishes to keep their win private, spoke of what they did when they realised they won the million-euro prize.

They said: “I couldn’t believe it. I kept checking my ticket over and over again.

“The first thing I did was call my mother and said ‘Mam, you better take a seat for what I’m about to tell you’.

“At first, she was a little worried and thought it might be bad news, but she was roaring and cheering when I told her the good news!

“I’m looking forward to taking care of my mam and extended family.

“I can’t wait to travel and especially tick America off my bucket list as I’ve never been.

“And, of course, I would love to buy my own home for the first time ever!”

The Daily Million prize marks the second big win for Laois National Lottery players in the space of days after a EuroMillions player won the top prize of €500,000 in last night’s EuroMillions Plus draw after purchasing their ticket in the Gala store on Grattan Street in Portlaoise, Co. Laois.

Meanwhile, tonight’s Lotto jackpot is set to roll to an estimated €3 million.

Players hoping to be in with a chance of becoming Ireland’s next Lotto jackpot winner are reminded that tickets can be purchased in-store, through the National Lottery app or at www.lottery.ie ahead of the cut-off time for ticket sales at 7.45pm this evening.

Nearly 30 cent in every €1 spent on all National Lottery games goes back to Good Causes in the areas of sport, youth, health, welfare, education, arts, heritage, and the Irish Language.

In total more than €6 Billion has been raised for Good Causes since the National Lottery was established 34 years ago. In 2021 alone, €289 million was raised for local Good Causes in communities across Ireland.

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Stradbally native Alan Hartnett is a graduate of Knockbeg College who has worked in the local and national media since 2008. Alan has a BA in Economics, Politics and Law and an MA in Journalism from DCU. His happiest moment was when Jody Dillon scored THAT goal in the Laois senior football final in 2016.