The lucky Donegal winner of a €500,000 jackpot has shared his delight at getting the chance to fulfil his dream of setting up a business and bringing employment to his community.
A Donegal man claimed his winnings today after scratching for the top prize in a €20 All Cash Extravaganza card, which was purchased at Spar at Glencar Letterkenny.
The delighted winner is keeping his identity private, but he has come forward with plans to use his newfound wealth to set up his own business.
After claiming his prize at National Lottery HQ in Dublin today, the man revealed how winning an instant half a million euro has enabled him to realise his dream.
He said: “It’s absolutely unbelievable. Every now and again, I treat myself to a scratch card but you never really believe that you will see a little symbol showing a half a million euro on it!
“The win now gives me the opportunity to set up a small business in Letterkenny and create some much needed employment in the town, so it’s definitely a win-win for the local community.”
A combined €600,000 in scratch card prizes was presented to winners from Donegal and Mayo today following a lucky weekend. An ecstatic Mayo woman also claimed the top prize of €100,000 on a €5 Money Multiplier 20X scratch card.