The man from the North discovered his good fortune after reading about it on the net.
He explains: “As I read through the article, everything just added up for me. A €12 ticket – check; bought at Top Filling Station – check; Quick Pick – check.
“When I finally checked my ticket, I couldn’t believe my eyes. It’s surreal – amazing but surreal.”
The delighted winner, who wishes to keep the win private, bought the lucky €12 Quick Pick ticket in Top Shop, Top Filling Station, Killea, Co. Donegal on Friday 20 January 2012.
This is the third jackpot winning ticket sold in Co. Donegal in less than two months. On 21 December 2011 a Donegal Lady won the €2 million Lotto jackpot. She bought her lucky €4 Quick Pick ticket in the Post Office, Tirchonaill St., Donegal Town. The lucky lady had no immediate plans for her win.
Just three weeks earlier on 3 December 2011 Kathleen McLaughlin from Redcastle won a Lotto jackpot worth over €2.6 million. Kathleen bought her €4 Quick Pick ticket in Farren’s Ice Cream Company Ltd., Main Street, Moville, Co. Donegal. She shared her win with her family.
Since the Lotto game began in 1988, 84 jackpots have been won in Co. Donegal. That amounts to a prize payout of over €58.4 million.