Lucky Tipperary dad collects €50,000 lotto jackpot - for a second time!
A Tipperary man has collected his second €50,000 jackpot at National Lottery HQ in Dublin today, only a few years after collecting the top prize on an All Cash scratchcard.
The delighted Tipperary man, who incredibly won the same €50,000 prize on the same scratch card just a couple of years previously, joked he was "becoming a regular visitor" to the National Lottery Winners’ Room.
The Tipperary native purchased his winning ticket at Bergin’s Food Fair on Parnell Street in Clonmel, County Tipperary.
“My first €50,000 win was a very important milestone in my life. It certainly gave me a leg-up and it allowed me to invest in my own future which has set me up to a certain degree. To win the same prize a second time is just unthinkable! I now have a young family so my outlook has certainly changed and any decision I make with my winnings will be made with my kids in mind,” he said.
And another top prize scratch card winner into Lotto HQ today was a Limerick mother who was ‘knocked for six’ when she found out about her €50,000 win.
The stunned Limerick woman purchased her winning ticket at the Daybreak Store in Castletroy, County Limerick and initially said she refused to believe she had won the €50,000 prize until she received confirmation from National Lottery officials.
“After scratching the card, a €50,000 symbol appeared and I thought that can’t be it, I must be making a mistake. I rang the National Lottery and I fully expected to be told that I had maybe won a fiver. When I heard that I had hit the €50,000 top prize, I was absolutely stunned and still, here I am, days later and it still hasn’t sunk in properly!” she said.
National Lottery offices in Dublin were abuzz today as three separate players from Dublin, Limerick and Tipperary celebrated the start of the bank holiday weekend by collecting a combined €215,649 in cash prizes.
The biggest winner of the day was a lucky Dublin player who scooped a massive €115,649 Lotto Match 5 + Bonus prize from Saturday 24th March. The Dubliner who wishes to keep their win private purchased their normal play ticket at the Chapter & Verse store on Leeson Street, Dublin 2 on Tuesday 6th March.
After waiting over two months to check their ticket, the Dublin player admitted their relief at collecting their prize with just weeks to spare until the prize claim deadline.