One lucky Kilkenny man picked up a cheque for €500,000 yesterday — thanks to his daughter, who bought him the winning ticket as a gift.
The lucky €3 Quick Pick ticket was bought last Tuesday, August 23, 2016, in the EuroSpar, Newpark Shopping Centre, Kilkenny, for that evening’s EuroMillions draw.
The Kilkenny winner, who wishes to remain anonymous, plans to put the money away for the future.
The delighted winner was joined by his daughter yesterday (Tuesday) as he claimed his half a million euro prize. She celebrated her dad’s good luck with a glass of champagne and told the story of the lucky ticket.
“I bought my dad the Euro Millions ticket in EuroSpar,” she said.
“ We’re regular shoppers there. The next day I heard the owner of the EuroSpar on KCLR radio saying they’d sold a winning ticket for the draw with a prize of half a million.
“I heard the numbers and I recognised at least three of them from my dad’s ticket. I got on to him straight away,” she said.