The woman hopes to make some home improvements
A lucky Tipperary woman who won the top prize of €50,000 on a €5 BingoTimes 10 scratch card laid claim to her windfall at the National Lottery headquarters in Dublin today.
The woman, who was joined by her husband, has promised to upgrade her car and make some home improvements with her winnings.
The winning scratch card was sold at Sheedy’s Centra Store in Nenagh, Co. Tipperary.
Three separate National Lottery players got their weekend off to a flying start today after they claimed in excess of €390,000 in prizes.
The big winner of the day was a Dublin father who claimed a whopping €250,000 Lotto Plus 2 top prize. The lucky Dubliner was oblivious to the fact that he had won the life-changing prize until he checked his ticket earlier this week.
“We had absolutely no idea that we had a ticket lying around the house worth a quarter of a million euro! We would usually have heard if there was a Lotto win in the local shop but with the snow last week, we didn’t even think about checking the ticket until now.”
The winning Quick Pick ticket was sold at the Centrepoint Store in the Donaghmede Shopping Centre in Dublin 13.
The family man stated that while the €250,000 Lotto prize is not an astronomical sum, it will have a life-changing effect on his family:
“That’s the mortgage taken care of anyway and the rest of the money will be put towards the children’s education. Knowing that we don’t ever have to make a mortgage payment for the rest of our lives is a beautiful feeling. It feels like this is the first day of the rest of our lives and we’re going to enjoy it!” he said.
Another of today’s big Lotto winners to claim was a man from Co. Clare who claimed a €93,617 Lotto Match 5 + Bonus prize from Saturday 3rd March. Making his win even more incredible, the Co. Clare man admitted that he was completely snowed into his home last weekend and only managed to get his hands on the winning Lotto ticket with the help of a loyal friend:
“I always do the Lotto each and every week so it would have bothered me not to play just because of the snow. I sent a couple of texts around to friends to see if any of them could make it to the shops for me and luckily one of the lads managed to get me a ticket in Lisdoonvarna.”
The winning Quick Pick ticket was purchased at Jordan’s Mace Supermarket in Lisdoonvarna, Co. Clare on the day of the draw.
The lucky Clare lad who was joined in the National Lottery by his loyal Lotto friend promised that he would be sharing part of his Lotto winnings with “I wouldn’t be sitting here with this cheque in my hand only that he braved the snow to buy my winning Lotto ticket! I’ll be sharing my winnings with him, that’s for sure! We’re going to enjoy the celebrations down in Lisdoonvarna tonight and on Monday we’ll put a plan together and put the money to some good use,” he said.