Less than a fortnight after a Cavan Town man scooped almost €3 million in the National Lottery, the run of good luck has continued with another lucky punter's numbers earning them a whopping €500,000 in the Daily Million Plus prize.
"It's enough to shake off the doom and gloom of losing in the football last weekend," Pauric McCormack, owner of Pat's Stores, Main Street in Kingscourt Town, where the winning ticket was sold, told The Anglo-Celt. "It's a bit of excitement for the town."
While there was no winner of the main daily lotto top prize of €1m, the Nationally Lottery confirmed that the numbers 9, 12, 16, 20, 27, 39, with the bonus, 17 had indeed earned one local person half-a-million euros.
The winning ticket is a €6 Quick-Pick bought on the day of the draw.
Over the past 25 years, there have been 41 major winners in County Cavan across all Lotto games, with winnings totalling almost €39 million.
The largest ever winning ticket bought in the county was in 2011, when a jackpot of an astonishing €7 million was won by a local syndicate, and that ticket too was bought in Pat's Store in Kingscourt.
Asked whether they had a magical formula for selling winning tickets, Pauric laughed, saying, "It's all in the luck of the draw, but we're delighted to say we've had a fair few winners from here.
"I and everyone here at the shop would just like to congratulate whoever it was who won it."
Meanwhile, there was a €10,000 winning ticket sold in SuperValu in Bailieborough in recent weeks.