Kilkenny family collects cheque for €500,000 after lotto win

The winning ticket was sold at Rellis Newsagents, Ballybricken in Waterford

Lotto, winners, Kilkenny, Nicholas Walsh, winning ticket,

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A family from Co Kilkenny has collected a cheque for €500,000, after they hit the Lotto Plus jackpot on May 11th.

The winning normal play ticket was sold at Rellis Newsagents, Ballybricken in neighbouring Co Waterford.

The lucky winner, Nicholas Walsh from Grannagh, Co Kilkenny was joined by his family and the ticket retailer, Dick Rellis - who toasted his success.

"It is such an amazing experience to share this feeling with family and close friends", Nicholas said.

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After being presented with his cheque by National Lottery chief executive Dermot Griffin, Nicholas joked: "My lucky numbers have always been the birthday dates of every family member which means they will all probably expect a big hand-out!"

Discussing his plans for his win, he said: "We need to put a new kitchen into the house but I am also going to treat myself to a Mini Countryman car".

"Family is a very important part of our lives. I have four children and two grandchildren so I will make sure that they are well taken care of".