A bride’s husband has won a $1.5 million Christmas Eve gift from his dead wife’s ashes.
The widow of the bride, whom she had just met, received a $200,000 Christmas Eve dinner, a $10,000 gift card and a $500 gift card.
On Monday, the bride’s brother and two sisters received the money, along with the wedding band, which was left with the deceased woman’s parents.
A post-mortem examination confirmed the death of Mrs Maughan, who had been ill with dementia.
Her husband, a former director at the family company, had died of heart failure on November 15.
His funeral was held at St Mary’s Church in Ballina, County Mayo.