Leitrim man collects Lotto winnings of €500,000

A Leitrim man has collected his top prize of €500,000 from this week’s EuroMillions Plus draw.

On Tuesday night, it emerged a person who bought their ticket in Mulvey’s House of Gifts in Carrick-on-Shannon had become half-a-million euros richer.

On Friday evening, a Leitrim man dashed to the National Lottery headquarters in Dublin to collect his winnings, just in time for the weekend celebrations.

He bought his winning Quick Pick ticket last Saturday, but wants to keep his win private.

He dropped into his local shop at lunchtime on Friday when he remembered to check his ticket – and to his delight, he learnt he’d won €500,000.