19 January 2018
The priest, who has chosen to remain anonymous, says he can't take all the credit for the win, but that God must have answered his prayers as this is not the first time he has won a lotto prize. The Dublin priest previously won £15,000 on an Irish Lotto game, and $3,000 and $5,000 on American lotto games in the past. In a statement released through the Irish National Lottery the priest says he plans on giving some of his winnings back to the community.
"I am a big believer that what goes around comes around," he said in the statement.
This isn't the only news pertaining to the Irish lotto, as the search is currently on for an Irish EuroMillions winner who has €38.9 million coming their way. The winning numbers for this particular EuroMillions draw were 4, 8, 22, 23 and 48, with the lucky stars numbers 1 and 12.