A Mum from Tallaght, Co. Dublin, held back tears today as she told of plans to fulfil a dream to buy her own home after winning a mega €500,000 on a National Lottery Scratch Card.
The overjoyed Mother said she never thought she would see the day when she would be in a position to secure her future, and that of her children, by owning her own home.
The lucky winner bought her golden All Cash Extravaganza Scratch Card in the Mace Maxol shop in Templeogue Village, Dublin, last Tuesday evening.
“I bought it on the way to visit a friend and scratched the card there. I couldn’t believe it when I saw I had won €500,000. I thought surely this is only €5,000. I went out to my car and rang my boyfriend to tell him. I locked myself into the car for ages trying to let the news sink in. I went back into my friends and finished my visit without saying anything and then went home”.
Speaking in the National Lottery Winner’s Room the delighted mum said the day before she bought the winning Scratch Card she told her Dad that she was going to win big on the Lotto. “I just had this feeling that this was my time. Incredible that the very next day I won €500,000! It still hasn’t fully sunk in.”
She added: “I presumed a house was always going to be out of my reach. This changes everything. I will see if I can buy the house that I am renting.” The winner said she also plans another first - to buy a new car!
Approximately 30 cent in every €1 spent on National Lottery games go back to Good Causes in the areas of sport, youth, health, welfare, education, arts and heritage. Last year along more than €27 million was raised or €4.4 million a week.