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What do Disneyland, an indoor slide, and a popcorn maker have in common?

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Ireland National LotteryIreland National Lottery: What do Disneyland, an indoor slide, and a popcorn maker have in common?Rating:

Answer: They're all items that a family from Ireland want to purchase after winning the lottery.

A couple with a young family from Dublin, Ireland, have won a Lotto jackpot prize of €7,384,790 (US$8.4 million).

The pair didn't realize they were winners until almost two weeks after the draw, which was on on Saturday September 19.

They purchased their ticket, a €40 Quick pick play valid for 8 draws, in the Supervalu store at Killiney Shopping Centre in Dun Laoghaire on September 15.

However, the happy couple in their early forties didn't realize their good news until October 1st.

The family want to remain private but described themselves as an "ordinary working couple who rent our home but now plan to buy our dream house".

The lucky husband, who works in sales said, "I'd heard on the radio that a [lottery pool] had won the jackpot, and I usually wait until the 8 draws are over on the ticket before I check it. So I put it into a ticket checker in a shop in Killiney and the message told me to contact National Lottery offices.

"I thought 'that's strange' so when I went back to the office, I put in the numbers on the web checker and all these fireworks went off. But I still didn't believe anything great had happened.

"When I went home, my wife and I checked again on the web, the fireworks thing happened again. We sort of knew then that something big was about to happen, and we didn't sleep all night."

"Friday evening, we went out to Ouzos in Blackrock to celebrate — with desserts! We pushed out the boat and had vanilla and cookie-dough ice-cream, chocolate brownie, crème brulee and banoffi, with some Irish coffees. We'll definitely celebrate by adding dinner to the desserts soon", smiled the lucky wife.

"We're going to look after our family and friends, and donate to an animal charity, as it's a cause close to our hearts. We're looking forward to being secret Good Samaritans, and doing some philanthropic work when we see a need."

The happy couple and their family have also been thinking about their dream shopping list for the past week and it now includes plans for purchases and experiences from each member of the family.

Some of the items included are a trip to Disneyland in Florida, followed by a cruise in Jamaica, an indoor slide ('so we can get downstairs quicker'), a pinball machine and a popcorn maker.

The family also say they will get a new car, pay off the mortgage immediately and find their dream house.

They also plan "an immediate trip to Harvey Norman to check out GIGANTIC screens for a new home cinema" and "a trip to Venezuela to see the fantastic lightening storms".

Thanks to myturn for the tip.

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PartyTo the couple across the Pond. I certainly hope they will sit down and count the cost before getting involved in philanthropic work . We going to LOOK AFTER " Freinds"...so says the couple.

 * Voice of Reason *   

 

People who say it cannot be done should not interrupt those who are doing it- George Bernard Shaw.

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    Oops- Friends.Smile

     * Voice of Reason *   

     

    People who say it cannot be done should not interrupt those who are doing it- George Bernard Shaw.

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      Cheers am happy for them and I hope they remember to mind thar Ps and Qs

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        That is so cool ..What a way to find out you hot the JACKPOT .I wish them the best of luckPartyUS FlagParty

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          Lep The Luck of the Irish has scored again.   Good to see a regular family winning and behaving sensibly.

          Troll We are all dreaming that we will soon be on Lottery Post with wonderful news.Big Grin Santa

           "We are all in this together!" 

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            disney  indoor slide  pinball

            popcorn maker  cruise to jamaica  harvey norman tv

             

            venuzela lightning strikes  range rover

            Enjoy your retirement!!!

              Drenick1's avatar - villiarna
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              An indoor slide to come down faster? might be nice for the kids but I can't see grandma doing that.

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                An indoor slide to come down faster? might be nice for the kids but I can't see grandma doing that.

                My son has a fireman's pole inside his home from bedroom floor (2nd) into the kitchen (1st) - and I (g'ma) love sliding down it with the g'kids and then we race back upstairs to do it again while mom/dad/g'pa sit sipping their coffee watching and laughing.  Probably won't do it in another 10 years or so - but for now?  LOVE it.  :)

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                  My son has a fireman's pole inside his home from bedroom floor (2nd) into the kitchen (1st) - and I (g'ma) love sliding down it with the g'kids and then we race back upstairs to do it again while mom/dad/g'pa sit sipping their coffee watching and laughing.  Probably won't do it in another 10 years or so - but for now?  LOVE it.  :)

                  Green laugh I wouldn't mind having a fire pole to my dream garage .....

                   

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                    PartyTo the couple across the Pond. I certainly hope they will sit down and count the cost before getting involved in philanthropic work . We going to LOOK AFTER " Freinds"...so says the couple.

                    I agree! However, at least the couple have the right to anonymity, which means they won't be badgered by people looking for "help".

                    They have the option to continue life as normal if they wish, which would be the best thing for the children.

                    We all get a lot out of lotteries!

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                      My son has a fireman's pole inside his home from bedroom floor (2nd) into the kitchen (1st) - and I (g'ma) love sliding down it with the g'kids and then we race back upstairs to do it again while mom/dad/g'pa sit sipping their coffee watching and laughing.  Probably won't do it in another 10 years or so - but for now?  LOVE it.  :)

                      You are most likely a very fit and nimble grandma but the ones I was thinking of are in their late 70's and probably can't even jump rope. Glad you enjoy it as it sounds like a lot of fun!

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                          Bondi Junction
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                          Good luck to the winners!

                          I hope they get independent, professional financial and legal advice, to secure their long-term financial security.

                          We all get a lot out of lotteries!

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                            Congrats to the Lucky family, enjoy!

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