The left-back, 22, who only joined Preston from Cork City a couple of months ago, had his winning ticket validated at a supermarket back home in County Wexford on New Year's Day.
"I've worked here for 11 years, and this is the biggest victor I've seen come out of here", she said.
If your raffle ticket matches that number exactly, you have just become a millionaire, The $1,000,000 ticket was sold in South Central Kansas. "I was delighted and drove down to the shop straight away, wondering who it might be". When he [Kevin] came into the supermarket along with his girlfriend it was the very same Kevin of old. He played with Waterford before joining Cork City.
"If I was to pick a person to win I could not have done any better".
The top six prizes can only be collected in National Lottery offices in Dublin. I asked if I had won the Lotto.
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When the National Lottery called Flanagan to inform him the ticket was sold at his store, he held out hope he was the victor.
"It's great for Kevin, his family and his godfathers, while it's also put Castlebridge on the map".
Owner of the winning store, Louis Flanagan said: "This is incredible news!"
O'Connor is set to return to his club in time for their FA Cup third round tie against Wycombe Wanderers at Adams Park on Saturday.