Winner of €6,489,165 Lotto jackpot from May claims their prize
Tipperary may have knocked Clare out of the Munster hurling championship earlier this summer but a lucky National Lottery player from the Banner county has exacted some revenge on their county neighbours after they scooped a €500,000 scratch card prize on a ticket they purchased in the Premier county!
After officially claiming their €500,000 prize which they won on a on a €20 All Cash Extravaganza scratch card, the lucky Clare player told how they purchased their winning scratch card when they were passing through Tipperary at the Spar Shop and Save store at Portroe Cross in Nenagh.
The West of Ireland winner admitted that they did not realise just how much they had won immediately: “When I first scratched off the panels, I thought that I had won €5,000 which I was absolutely delighted with. And then I looked at it again and thought it was €50,000. It wasn’t until I looked at it for a third time shortly after that I realized it was €500,000 – I was in total shock and probably sat there looking at the scratch card in disbelief for about five minutes.”
The lucky winner is going to think carefully about what to do before making any big plans: “I won’t be rushing out to spend it just yet. I am going to take my time and plan what we should do – I never expected to win an amount like this so as you can imagine, I’m still taking the news in. It’s all quite surreal!”
The National Lottery has also confirmed today that the winner of the €6,489,165 Lotto jackpot from Saturday 22nd May has also claimed their prize. The player who wishes to remain private purchased their ticket at the Applegreen service station in the Arcadia Retail Park in Athlone, Co. Westmeath.
Meanwhile, Saturday’s Lotto jackpot is heading for a truly incredible €9.5 million. The current Lotto jackpot has been rolling since Wednesday 9th June and the next winner will become the 6th Lotto jackpot winner of 2021.
Nearly 30 cent in every €1 spent on all National Lottery games goes back to Good Causes in the areas of sport, youth, health, welfare, education, arts, heritage, and the Irish Language. In total more than €6 Billion has been raised for Good Causes since the National Lottery was established 34 years ago. In 2020 alone, €254 million was raised for local Good Causes in communities across Ireland.