The winner of a €4 million lotto jackpot this weekend spent all night wandering around town to settle his mind after realising what had happened.
The Galway man, who wishes to remain anonymous, collected his prize at the lotto headquarters in Dublin on Tuesday evening.
Speaking outside the National Lottery headquarters he said that he “couldn’t sleep a wink” after realising what had happened.
One line on his ticket jumped out at him that night, and he had to check it repeatedly just to be sure.
He added that he “couldn’t sleep a wink” so he went for a walk around town with his mind racing.
The man waited until the sun was up and his family were out of bed before springing the good news on them.
The winning ticket was sold at Joyce’s Supermarket in Doughiska.
Pat Joyce said that they were “thrilled to bits” to have sold the winning ticket, and added that “It’s great to bring the lotto to Galway, really delighted”.
In total more than €11 million went walking out the doors from the headquarters of the National Lottery yesterday evening.
Also there to collect their prizes were an Offaly family who won €1 million in the Lotto Plus 1 draw on Saturday night, and a family syndicate from Meath collecting their €6,197,310 windfall from last month’s draw.