“I kept it hidden in a fluffy sock!”
A Mayo syndicate were celebrating in Lotto HQ after scratching their way to a €200,000 payout. The Maritime County winners were overwhelmed with joy after scooping the top prize amount on a €10 All Cash Spectacular scratch card.
The winning scratch card was purchased at Hiney’s Londis of Crossmolina in Ballina.
The winners admitted that they chose an unusual place to hide their €200,000 scratch card: “As soon as I saw the amount on the scratch card, I started to worry about where to hide it. I must have spent the last few days going around the house making sure all of the windows and doors were locked at all times. I couldn’t help worrying about what if it was stolen so I decided to put it somewhere where no one would look - I kept it hidden in a fluffy sock at the bottom of the sock drawer!”
“Even though the scratch card has brought so much joy and luck, we couldn’t wait to get up to Dublin to get rid of it. The celebration definitely feels much more real now sitting here in the Winners Room and seeing all these zeroes on our cheque. We always hoped we’d be popping into Lotto HQ someday and you never know, we could be back again!” the syndicate continued.
Photo caption: Staff at Hiney’s Londis shop in Crossmolina, Ballina, Co. Mayo were thrilled to hear that one of their customers scooped the top prize of €200,000 on an All Cash Spectacular scratch card.
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