A Dublin woman spoke of her shock this afternoon when she came into the National Lottery HQ to claim a €125,000 Lotto prize only to be told that she had won double that amount and left with a cheque for a cool €250,000.
The Dublin mum won the top prize on the Lotto Plus 2 draw last Wednesday (3rd July) but as soon as she learned of her win, she discovered that there was another winner of the same prize, which was also won in Dublin. This person bought their ticket at the Spar store in Orlagh Grove, Knocklyon, Dublin 16.
The winner said: “When I realised I’d won, I saw online that there were two winners of Lotto Plus 2. I just assumed that we were sharing the prize and we were absolutely delighted with €125,000. But to be told that we have won a quarter of a million has just blown my mind – I think I’m even more shocked now than when I found out that I had a winning ticket!”
In the event where more than one player matches six numbers on Lotto Plus 1 and Lotto Plus 2 draws, the players each win the full top prize.
Speaking on how she found out about her luck, she said: “My husband went to the shops and scanned the ticket and it told him to contact the National Lottery. He checked the numbers in the car and drove straight home. He burst through the door and started shouting loudly. I thought something terrible had happened but he said, ‘I think we’ve won on the Lotto’.”
“The news really hasn’t sunk in yet as we were prepared to get €125,000 but now that has doubled I suppose it has to sink in again. It’s been an incredible few days so I’m looking forward to relaxing with the family this weekend and we can start to begin to plan how we are going to spend the money”, the winner continued.
Last Wednesday’s Lotto draw was a double dose of luck for Dublin players as this €250,000 Lotto Plus 2 top prize was one of two won in the capital. The winning Quick Pick ticket for the other win was sold at Gerry’s Fresh Food store on Strand Street in Skerries in North Co. Dublin.
The winning numbers for the Lotto Plus 2 draw last Wednesday (3rd July) were: 03, 07, 14, 20, 42, 44 and the Bonus was 36
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