Eddie Costelloe, from Moyross, welled up as he credited his beloved late mother, Helen, who passed away in 2013, for encouraging him to follow his dream of one day winning the lottery.
In an exclusive interview, Eddie, 43, said: “On my mother’s deathbed, I said to her, ‘Mam, I’m going to win the lotto one of these days’, and she said, ‘Son, you will’, and I’ve been chasing this for a long time.”
Pumping the air with his fist, the ecstatic father of two added: “Seven years it took me, and I got it. I’m after getting half a million.”
Eddie and Antoinette Costelloe pose for a photograph after Eddie won €500,000 in a EuroMillions Plus draw (Image: Press
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