Unemployed man wins Irish Lottery jackpot

Friday July 2nd 2010

People worldwide are losing their jobs because of the global recession but the hardest hit have been the self employed and small businesses. Imagine how you would feel if you were to lose your job and then win a big lottery prize? That is exactly what has happened as news comes to us that an unemployed man scoops the Irish Lottery jackpot. The lucky winner from Co Donegal is celebrating today after winning a massive €2.6 million Irish Lottery jackpot.

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Graeme Doherty hit hard times after his plastering business collapsed two years ago amid the global recession. His wife Stephanie bought a lotto ticket in Buncrana on her way home from work last weekend. Little did she know that her €4 quick pick ticket would bag her this massive lottery jackpot. The total cash prize won was a staggering €2.683.784.

This Irish Lottery win could not have come at a better time for the couple and as expected their new found fortune will take a few weeks to sink in.

Draws for the Irish Lottery take place every Wednesday and every Saturday. The next draw will take place on Saturday 3rd July and there is a current estimated jackpot of €2 million up for grabs. However, Irish lottery players can also buy lottery tickets for the EuroMillions so if you are looking for a higher jackpot to play for then there is a massive €12 million jackpot up for grabs in this weeks EuroMillions draw. The next draw for this lottery game takes place this evening.

Written by Katelin Thompson

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