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QUITTING smoking might be good for your health, but for one Irish emigrant in America, the financial reward was far greater than he could have dreamed.
Brendan Riordan (28), originally from Co Cavan but now living in New York, secured a lottery win worth more than $10m (€7.6m) on a ticket bought with cash that would have usually gone on cigarettes.
He gave up smoking a few years after moving to America in 2003 and last month spent money that his mother gave him for his birthday on a lottery ticket instead. Mr Riordan said he couldn’t believe his eyes on January 29 when the ‘Win For Life Spectacular’ scratch-off lottery ticket showed that he was a winner.