Dublin Couple “Dumbfounded” After Finding Winning Lotto Ticket in Handbag
Last Updated: Wednesday 22nd February 2017, 09:20 am
A couple from Dublin were left “dumbfounded” after discovering that they had won a Lotto Plus 2 jackpot of €250,000. The husband and wife pair landed the prize after matching all six numbers in the draw on Wednesday 8th February and credit their win to a spot of handbag spring cleaning.
Having purchased their Quick Pick entry on the day of the draw from the Tesco store on Main Street in Shankill, Co Dublin, the anonymous pair collected their prize on Friday from National Lottery headquarters in the nation’s capital. Understandably overjoyed, the wife of the pair explained how the couple aren’t always on the ball when it comes to examining their playslips: "I am usually very bad at checking my tickets and I would only every check them if I had heard of a big win in the area,” she told lottery officials.
News of the couple’s win didn’t come to light until a chance visit to their local store: "By chance, I was in the local shop and I realised that I had a handbag full of lottery tickets which hadn’t been checked,” the wife explained. “When the shopkeeper scanned all of the tickets, she handed me a small slip of paper and told me to ring the National Lottery about one of them."
Giddy with excitement, the couple did just that, but were blown away when it was revealed how much they had actually won. "I assumed that the ticket was worth a few bob but I was completely dumbfounded when I was told that I had won a quarter of a million euro," beamed the wife. If you think you could be due a sizeable Irish Lotto sum from a previous draw, head to the Past Results page to check if your numbers are lucky.
Following a run of 16 consecutive rollovers, tonight’s jackpot is estimated to be worth an incredible €11.5 million. To be in with a chance of winning, tickets can be purchased online or from any authorised retailer throughout the Republic. And don’t miss out on claiming a supplementary prize by playing Irish Lotto Plus 1 or Irish Lotto Plus 2 for a small additional fee. Good luck!