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Lotto winner keeping ticket in “safekeeping”

Simon is featured in today's Irish Daily Star, alongside LMFM presenter Gerry Kelly

Simon is featured in today’s Irish Daily Star, alongside LMFM presenter Gerry Kelly

LOTTO winner Simon Fagan insists he is in no hurry to collect the €3.6 million jackpot, which he scooped in Saturday night’s draw.

The 33-year-old from Duffy’s Cross, Readypenny, Dundalk saw his numbers come up at the weekend but despite treating friends to a free bar on Saturday night, he has shown little signs of extravagance.

On Sunday he acted as an umpire for his local club St Joseph’s in their Division 4A win over St Fechin’s in Termonfeckin.

And while he was making headlines yesterday, Simon insists he is keeping his feet on the ground.

He told LMFM that he had signed the winning ticket but did not know when he would be making the trip to Dublin to claim his prize, adding that the ticket was in “safekeeping” for now.

He will be heading to the Crucible in Sheffield at the weekend for the final of the World Snooker Championship but apart from that he has no major plans – although he did admit that he “may” splurge on a new kit for his beloved Joe’s.

Previously: Lotto winner goes GAA GAA after €3.6m win

Source: Simon’s not in a lotto hurry to collect his €3.6m (The Irish Daily Star)

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