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Donegal Mum Thanks ‘Pestering Kids’ For Finding Winning Lotto Ticket

Last Updated: Thursday 3rd November 2016, 10:48 am

A mother from Donegal has revealed how she found an Irish Lotto ticket worth €250,000 in her car after being persistently nagged by her children to check if she had won. The lucky lady says that everyone in the area had been talking about the big local win, and her kids became convinced that it must be the family’s ticket.

The woman, who decided to remain anonymous, had not thought there was any chance they had won, but she is now very grateful for her children’s pestering. “On Friday evening, to keep them quiet, I eventually gave in and found the ticket after searching the car. I handed it over to one of them to check it on the phone and a minute later, there was an almighty scream ‘We’ve won Mam, we’ve won!” she was quoted as saying in the Waterford News & Star.

The lucky winners bagged the prize after matching all six main numbers in the Irish Lotto Plus 2 draw on Saturday 22nd October, having bought their Quick Pick ticket at the Malin Cash Stores in Malin Town. They added that they were still coming to terms with the win, but are really looking forward to paying off their debts and having a great Christmas.

Lotto Plus 2 is one of the supplementary games that can be played alongside the main Irish Lotto draw and gives players an extra chance to win great prizes. While there was no winner of the Lotto Plus 2 top prize in last night’s draw, over 2,000 ticket holders did pick up cash rewards.

More than 25,000 players also won prizes in the main Irish Lotto draw, including one participant who matched five main numbers and the Bonus Ball to land €400,504. Visit the Irish Lotto Results page to find out all the winning numbers from all the latest draws.

There will be an Irish Lotto jackpot of €6.5 million up for grabs on Saturday night, with tickets available online or via authorised retailers in Ireland. You can check the numbers straight after the draws have taken place on Irish.National-Lottery.com, otherwise someone might keep pestering you until you do! Good luck!

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