Lucky Limerick couple collect €1m prize on Friday 13th

Anne Sheridan

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Anne Sheridan

Martin Cussen from Newcastle West, Co. Limerick, who played on behalf of his wife Eimear Cussen and won �120,000 on the National Lottery's Million Euro Challenge game show on RTE on Saturday. Pictured are Harry Cooke, National Lottery, Paraic Sweeney, Martin's father-in-law, Eimear and Martin and host Nicky Byrne
FRIDAY the 13th proved to be an exceptionally lucky day for a Limerick couple who picked up their €1m in the Lotto.

FRIDAY the 13th proved to be an exceptionally lucky day for a Limerick couple who picked up their €1m in the Lotto.

While the Lotto ticket was sold in Listowel, north Kerry, it has emerged that it wasn’t won by a Kerry resident.

The delighted married couple from county Limerick collected their top prize of €1,000,000 from the Daily Million game on Thursday, March 5.

The ticket was sold in Fitzgerald’s Service Station, Upper Church Street, Listowel. It was a €1.50 Quick Pick ticket sold on the day of the draw.

The couple, who do not wish their win to be a public one, were totally overwhelmed to have won this huge prize.

“We’re not regular players of Daily Million. We’d play it about four or five times each year, so this is an enormous surprise and we’re completely delighted by it all! And to think people say that Friday 13 isn’t lucky! This is the luckiest we’ve ever been,” beamed the couple over champagne celebrations in National Lottery offices in Dublin.

They said plans for the win include holidays abroad to visit relations, as well as going to Disneyland with their children.

“We’d love to do some home improvements, and be able to do the work with no expense spared,” said the happy couple who have a young family. And they vowed to play the Daily Million again.

“Wild horses couldn’t stop us. This game is definitely the ticket for us,” they laughed as they departed to bank the million euro prize.

Meanwhile, Martin Cussen, 28, from Newcastle West, who played on behalf of his wife Eimear Cussen, won €120,000 on the National Lottery’s The Million Euro Challenge game show on RTE on Saturday night last.

The winning ticket to gain entry to the gameshow was bought from Gleeson’s on Henry Street.