A Tullamore woman has scooped almost $22 million on the New York State Lotto.
Patricia Eisel (nee Daly) has been living in the United States since 1995. She matched all six numbers in the draw on January 5.
She opted for a lump-sum payment and after taxes will pocket close to $8 million.
Originally Patricia had planned to come home for Christmas but severe winter storms forced the mother of three young boys to postpone the trip.