Local lotto winner vows to help capital's homeless with winnings

A local Lotto winner has vowed to help the capital’s homeless after she collected a €500,000 prize from National Lottery HQ.

“This win is for all of those people in Dublin who struggle to find a bed at night,” exclaimed the emotional Dublin woman who claimed her DailyMillion Plus prize from the 9pm draw on Saturday 25 February at National Lottery offices today.

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The kind woman, who purchased the lucky lotto ticket in Palmerstown, vowed to assist the fight against homelessness on the streets of Dublin with her €500,000 win.

She said: “As a proud Dublin woman, it breaks my heart to see so many ordinary decent people become homeless in our city.

“To celebrate my win, I will spend today visiting as many homeless people as I can to assist them financially. In the long term, I will commit to a plan to help as many as I can.”

The Daily Million Plus top prize winner who wishes to remain anonymous, purchased her ticket at the Newstime shop in Palmerstown in Dublin 20 on the day of the draw.

Daily Million draws take place at both 2pm and 9pm, seven days a week, for just €1 per play.

“I don’t usually play the Daily Million draw, it was a spur of the moment decision when I was buying my Lotto ticket,” she said.

“I was checking my Lotto numbers at 9.30pm on Saturday night when I remembered my Daily Million ticket. I went absolutely mad! I phoned all of my friends and we were all in the Shelbourne Hotel by 10pm sipping champagne,” she laughed.

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