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Meet The Donegal Man Who Received €1Million Lotto Ticket From His Dad

"It's all through the roof here at the minute" They say when your luck is in - it's in, and it doesn...
Stewart Griffin
Stewart Griffin

12:36 PM - 2 Apr 2019



Dave Moore

Meet The Donegal Man Who Received €1Million Lotto Ticket From His Dad

Stewart Griffin
Stewart Griffin

12:36 PM - 2 Apr 2019

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"It's all through the roof here at the minute"

They say when your luck is in - it's in, and it doesn't get much luckier than Ireland's latest millionaire, Odhran Doherty.

Odhran & his girlfriend Jessica outside the winning-ticket-selling store - Barclay's Newsagents of The Diamond in Rathoe

The 23-year-old Donegal man scooped the Jackpot prize on Saturday night's Lotto Plus 1 Draw after being given the ticket from his father Liam.

Speaking on Today FM's Dermot and Dave, Odhran reveals how it was all by chance and says, "I'm on cloud nine".

Liam bought three tickets; one for himself, one for his wife Margaret and one for Odhran,

I was too slow picking, so he (Liam) kinda threw a ticket at me more so than anything

Margaret, Odhran, Jessica & Liam happy out

Odhran had just landed in a local bar for a party on Saturday evening when he decided to check his ticket in the adjoining shop. But when he scanned it all it read was 'Congratulations. Contact National Lottery'.

He looked the numbers up online to see how much he had won, and when he realised it was a million, he says, "I couldn't read it. My hands were shaking".

When asked about how it actually feels to win such a large sum of money, his response is simple, "I cannot describe it. I just smile".

We're delighted for the close-knit family who will head off for a well deserved "wee break" very soon, but first they have to get the ticket to Lottery HQ.

Here they are en route to Dublin in the Hummer Limo the Lotto sent them:

Not too shabby at all!

Off air, Odhran said "I would have been as happy to get the bus".

You can forget the bus for a while I think buddy.

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