“We’ve been playing the same numbers for decades!”
A Dublin syndicate got their week off to a memorable start after arriving in Lotto HQ to pick up their €581,131 cheque. The winners scooped their Match 5+Bonus prize in last Wednesday’s draw after scheduling their play online on the National Lottery app.
The Dublin winners did not waste any time and realised their win immediately.
“We have been playing online for a while now so we are used to getting the emails about smaller wins which are usually around €3 or so but last week’s email was different. I logged into the account to check the ticket straight away and there it was staring back at me, €581,131! Even though I could see it with my own eyes, I certainly didn’t believe it right away. You hear of so many scams happening lately that I was convinced my account must have been hacked.”
The midweek winners, who scooped their Match 5 + Bonus prize on the same night that the €7.7 Million jackpot was shared by two Dublin players, admitted that the Scheduled Play service on the National Lottery app proved to be highly beneficial in making sure they had had their ticket.
“As soon as I saw the results for the draw, I knew it was real since we’ve been playing the same numbers for decades! We have been playing the Lotto since it started back in the 80’s. There’s been the odd time that I have forgotten to play but luckily our numbers didn’t come out on those occasions. This particular ticket was actually part of my Scheduled Play on the app so at least there was no way I was missing this one. I currently have my Scheduled Play set up for a year so the service has certainly paid off for me now.”
The winners are now looking forward to sharing their new-found fortune.
“We are planning to celebrate with a big holiday and then we are going to help out our family and friends.”
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 36 years ago. In 2022 alone, €259 Million was raised for local Good Causes in communities across Ireland.
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