The Kosovo native, who’s been living in the county for 17 years, collected his winnings at National Lottery headquarters in Dublin today.
Ljatif Saiti won the top prize of €200,000 on an All Cash Spectacular scratch card, which he bought in Healy’s Newsagent in his hometown of Killarney on Monday.
Ljatif, who moved to Killarney from Kosovo with his family in 1999, was joined by his family as he collected his winnings at National Lottery headquarters in Dublin today.
He says he treats himself to a scratch card every week and would always bring them home to scratch, but on Monday he scratched it in the shop and saw his number matching with the €200,000 prize; he said he quickly handed it back to the shop keeper to check.
Speaking at National Lottery headquarters today, Ljatif said they’ll enjoy the win and will then decide on what to spend the money on.
He added that they have four children so it’s important their future is the priority.