A farmer from Longford has collected a cheque for €238,673 at lotto headquarters this week. He is contemplating buying a tractor and a bull with his winnings.
“Before this, I had been considering getting a new tractor and I was also thinking of getting a bull. I suppose now I can take my time to make up my mind, and sure I may decide to get both!” he said.
Five and the bonus
The farmer matched five numbers and the bonus in the draw on Saturday 8 June.
He bought his ticket at O’Brien’s Corner House, Lanesboro Road, Co Longford.
Farming of course is a tough industry, so it’s nice to have the extra money
The Longford farmer was one number short of sharing the €4m jackpot on the night, which was won by a player in Galway.
“I am absolutely delighted to have won this prize. It will sure be a big bit of comfort for me.
"Farming of course is a tough industry, so it’s nice to have the extra money.
"My brother sent me a message that he heard that there had been a win in Lanesboro. I went to my local shop, checked the ticket and it said I was a winner.”
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