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Kevin O'Connor, Preston North End Defender, wins Irish lottery

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Kevin O'Connor, Preston North End Defender, wins Irish lottery 

Preston North End's Kevin O'Connor was visiting family in Ireland when he found out he had won a million euros.

His uncle Peader Murphy bought Irish National Lottery ticket as a present from a shop in Castlebridge on 14 December.

He said he had "no immediate plans" for the money and his "main focus" was helping his team climb up the league.

The defender said he had been told to check his numbers by his mother Breda after she heard the winning numbers had been sold locally.

"After some searching, I sent them a picture of the ticket, but I never really believed that it was the winner of the one million euro prize," he said.

O'Connor added it had been "an incredible two days".

"I don't think the win has sunk in yet," he said.

"I have no immediate plans but it will take a few days before we make any decisions.

"The important part of today was having my family with me, so they will be at the forefront of any plans."

SB

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