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Some lucky person has woken up a millionaire this morning, not a bad way to start the New Year.

According to the National Lottery, the winning ticket was sold in Cork at the Topez Service Station on the Lower Tivoli Road.

The €1 million ticket owner no doubt celebrated the New Year in style after the win.

Although the winner has not yet come forward, ticket holders have 90 days to claim their prize.

In addition one lucky winner will receive €250,000 after grabbing a last-minute ticket in Bundoran, Co. Donegal.

Four others are also set to bag €100,000 with their winning tickets from the annual Christmas Millionaire Raffle.

If you haven’t yet checked your ticket, you can do so here

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Twenty Irish soldiers entered Lotto HQ on Abbey Street today to pick up a cheque for almost half a million euro.

The men – who are all part of the 3rd Infantry Battalion in Kilkenny’s Stephens Barracks – won €453,000 after matching five numbers and the bonus number on Saturday August 27.

According to The Irish Sun the group – who are aged between 23 and 54 – intend to split their winnings equally with each member taking home €22,635.

A spokesperson for the syndicate described how the soldiers intend to put their winnings to good use.  

Daniel McGrath said: “There’s a few lads getting married soon and a couple are buying houses, so it couldn’t have come at a better time for them.”

“And two have new born babies, so the money will give them a good start.  We’re all delighted and we’ll have a few drinks together back in Kilkenny today to celebrate, and a day off work tomorrow.”

Feat image: RTE.ie

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