One incredibly lucky family from Cork city are celebrating their win of just under 450 thousand euro in the EuroMillions this week.
The family travelled up to the capital yesterday to claim their covetable prize which could not have come at a better time for the financially struggling household.
"I was down to my last €30 on Thursday night and was terribly worried about how we were going to get through the next couple of weeks," said a member of the lucky family.
"This really couldn’t have come at a better time. It’s life changing."
And it seems that the lucky winners, who regularly play the lotto, enjoyed the day as they sipped on champagne in the National Lottery headquarters in Dublin.
"I have always been quite lucky and have won a number of small amounts on the EuroMillions in recent weeks.
"I even won about 1200 euro on the Lotto 12 years ago and I always said I would win big again.
"I checked my numbers online and just couldn’t believe my eyes – my numbers were the same as the ones on my screen."
The family were just one lucky star away from winning the jackpot prize which totaled almost 80 million euro.
The nine euro ticket, now worth a cool 458,916 euro, was purchased at Al's Restaurant in Cork city.
While celebrating the surprise win yesterday, the family revealed their plans to spend the cash.
"This will allow us to buy the family home we’ve been longing for and be mortgage free. It will set us up for life- our dreams have come true."