A Northern Ireland resident was found dead in her home on Thursday morning. The woman won Northern Ireland’s biggest ever jackpot eight years ago, but the money did not make her particularly happy. Money has destroyed my life”, she once said in an interview. Loughrey’s life has not always been a bed of roses. The woman was in a difficult time when she bought the lottery ticket in 2013; she was out of work and living on unemployment benefits. But one day, after visiting a job fair, she bought a lottery ticket on a whim that changed her life completely. Loughrey won the biggest jackpot ever won in Northern Ireland of a whopping £27 million.
Police found Loughrey’s body in her modest home in the Irish village of Strabane on Wednesday morning. The circumstances in which she was found were not suspicious. Police are investigating the cause of death.