Kildare newlyweds set to splash on honeymoon after huge Lotto win
A couple from Kildare who only just got married are now able to go on honeymoon after claiming a €500,000 EuroMillions win at Lotto HQ today.
The lucky pair, who have chosen to remain anonymous, won the top prize in the EuroMillions Plus draw on Friday.
The Quick Pick ticket was bought in News 4 U newsagent at the Glenroyal Shopping Centre in Maynooth Co. Kildare.
‘This past month has been a dream come true with the wedding and everything but to top it all off with a half a million euro win is beyond any dream we could have,’ smiled the winning husband, who outlined what the couple plan to do with windfall.
‘We are currently living in rented accommodation at the moment and we were resigned to the fact that we probably would never have been in a position to buy our own home. We know exactly where we want to live so we will start home hunting in the next couple of days,’ he beamed.
And a special trip away every newly-married couple deserve is also on the cards.
‘We’re only recently married and with our work commitments, we were not in a position to take time off for a honeymoon. We’re going to make some arrangements and make sure we get away for a romantic break in January,’ they said.
The couple only found out about their win on the Monday following Friday’s draw after the lucky husband checked his tickets on his day off work, ‘After buying the ticket on Friday evening, I had a long weekend in work so I was really looking forward to my day off on Monday. In the morning, I picked up the ticket and checked it on my phone. I was absolutely stunned when I saw the winning numbers and it only sank in after I confirmed the win with the National Lottery. I made my way up to where my wife works and when we saw each other, we just cried tears of joy as we hugged,’ he said.