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Right back to work for Cork EuroMillions winner

It was straight back to work for a lucky Cork punter who was in Dublin yesterday to pick up a cheque for more than a quarter of a million euro yesterday.

The man won €257,084 with a EuroMillions Match 5 Plus lucky star ticket in August, after buying his Quick Pick ticket at the Easons’s store in the Wilton Shopping Centre.

But the unnamed winner, described as a sport-loving West Cork bachelor, has no plans to let the windfall change his life. He didn’t even take a day off from work to collect his winnings, instead swapping shifts and doing a return trip on the train.

“I asked my sister to come up with me this morning on the train,” he said National Lottery HQ.

 “I knew it would be an early start but she was only too willing! We have to dash now to Heuston Station to catch our return train as my shift starts at four this afternoon!” 

When asked about how he will spend his winnings, he said: “I will probably put a lump of it into getting a house of my own, a new set of golf clubs and after that, I don’t know. She (his sister) wants me to invest in a racehorse, but that’s certainly not going to happen.

“I lead a modest life, so there’s no chance the money will change me.”