A 23-year-old farmer has collected his €1m prize from the National Lottery.

Odhrán Doherty, from Letterkenny in Co Donegal, arrived at National Lottery headquarters in Dublin in style, travelling in a white stretch Hummer with family and friends.

He struck it lucky in Saturday night’s Lotto Plus 1 draw after his father Liam bought him the ticket.

The father and son are very close and work together on the family farm.

It is understood that Odhrán wants to spend some of the money on a new tractor.

Odhran said he did not think that he had won as much as he did, after checking his ticket.

"I scanned the ticket and it said 'congratulations', I thought I'd only won a couple of thousand, if anything. I didnt realise it was going to be this amount".

In terms of spending his new found fortune, the sheep-farmer said he was going to go on holidays first.

"We'll take a month or so and relax and we'll figure out then what we're going to do. Maybe some new machinery might be in order!".

He said the win would not go to his head. "My family are beside me so they'll look after me and keep me right".

But despite the big win, he insisted he will keep farming, saying "I love it ... I'll not leave it, it's kind of a family thing and I'll stay at it".

Odhran's father Liam said he was "delighted" for his son as "he was always looking for money off me!"

Three winning lottery tickets have been bought in Raphoe in the last two months.

Miriam Donohoe from the National Lottery said the shop that sold Odhran's ticket also sold a Euromillions Plus ticket worth €500,000, and another shop sold a €98,000 winning ticket.

"What are the odds of that ... it certainly is a lucky town," she said.

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