Praise the lord!
One lucky ticket buyer from Kerry, who wishes to remain anonymous, learned in last Sunday mass that he had won €289,861 in the Lotto.
Obviously the Lotto was the talk of the town on Sunday morning but I was still none the wiser that I had the winning ticket in my pocket! It was only when I got to Mass and heard chatter about the big win and speculation about who the winner might be. As soon as I heard where the ticket was sold, I just knew it was me. I sat through the rest of Mass knowing that I’d be rushing straight home afterwards to check my ticket.
He definitely lit a candle that day.
When he was asked about what he was planning to do with the money, he said:
It’s just a wonderful amount of money to win. We’ll be able to pay off the mortgage and a few other bills but we’ll be dividing it up among all of the children and other family members. We’ve also decided to put some money towards a once in a lifetime family holiday in the sun which we will never forget. I couldn’t think of a better way to celebrate this win.