Ticket was bought in Westmeath
There were great celebrations at National Lottery offices today when Ireland's latest Lotto millionaires - a delighted Roscommon couple - collected their cheque for €8,749,912.
The couple won the prize in Wednesday's (June 20) Lotto draw.
The lucky winners, who wish to keep the win private, purchased their ticket in First Chapter in the Golden Island Shopping Centre, Athlone, on the day of the draw.
The ticket was a €6 mixed play selection. The winning line was a Quick Pick.
"We play regularly and I'd often wait a while before checking the ticket but I was listening to Dave and Oonagh on iRadio and heard there was a winner so we checked the ticket immediately. Needless to say we got the shock of our lives when we realised all six numbers matched. It's still sinking in," said the happy wife.
"We haven't been able to sleep or eat since," added the husband.
The couple currently have no plans for the windfall preferring to take some time out before making any big decisions.