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Published March 21, 2012, 08:55 PM

GF Man, Native of Ireland, Wins Jackpot Just Before St. Patrick's Day

GRAND FORKS (WDAZ-TV) - The luck of the Irish may have been on a Grand Forks man's side as he bought a Northstar Cash lottery ticket last week.

By: Rick Abbott, WDAZ

GRAND FORKS (WDAZ-TV) - The luck of the Irish may have been on a Grand Forks man's side as he bought a Northstar Cash lottery ticket last week.

Dan McGillicudy, a native of Ireland, bought the ticket at the Blue Moose Bar and Grill on March 14. He found out the next day that it was worth $26,000.

"You never expect to win anything ever, especially in the lottery," McGillicudy said on Wednesday.

He said he bought only one ticket, using the birthdays of his wife and kids as the numbers.

Asked what he plans to do with his winnings, McGillicudy said he didn't have anything specific in mind. "If you stop and put it in perspective, you can't buy a new car with what I won," McGillicudy said.

He and his wife plan to play the lottery again. "My wife said we'd win one time, and maybe this one was it. I hope she's wrong," McGillicudy said. "I'm glad it's not a couple of million 'cause I'd have to leave town."

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