Health is more important than winning the lottery

8th February 2019 5:04am

The 84-year-old retired farmer from Co Donegal, Ireland who recently scooped €500,000 on the EuroMillions lottery has revealed to the press that he overcome cancer in 2012.

EuroMillionsFeeling luckier than most right now, Charlie Meehan who is a regular EuroMillions player said he has his health and that's all that really matters.

"I woke the wife from the bed as she was sleeping and I told her that we'd won some money. Of course, like a good woman she asked me exactly how much we'd won," laughed Mr Meehan.

"I've no real plans for the cash. It is a nice sum but I have my health now and that's all that matters," he said. "I had my own health problems in the past when I had cancer in 2012."

Mr Meehan purchased the winning from Barclay’s Newsagents in Raphoe. He played the numbers 02, 12, 33, 42, 44 by quick pick and has yet to decide how he will spend his new fortune.

"All I'm concerned about is being able to live a happy and healthy life and money can't buy you that."

"It's a lovely sum of money. I'm kind of glad I didn't win anything bigger because it might bring its own worries with it then," he said.

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