Three National Lottery players in Cork, Kildare and Sligo were overjoyed after sharing a prize fund of €310,000 following their separate top prize wins on three different scratch cards.
The lucky Kildare winner claimed the biggest prize of all three after revealing the top prize of €250,000 on a €10 Money Multiplier 40X scratch card. The lucky winner purchased their scratch card in the Circle K service station on the Naas Road in Kill, Co. Kildare.
The delighted Kildare player said, “I was laughing to myself in disbelief when I initially scratched the scratch card. The €250,000 was the first number that I scratched off – never in a million years did I expect that! It was a tough drive home after seeing that. I had to keep checking that it was actually real. And then trying to convince my family that I wasn’t joking about my stroke of luck was another thing altogether.”
The winner has a good idea of what to do next with their quarter of a million euro windfall: “I have a mortgage so it’ll be a huge weight off my shoulders to pay that off but I won’t be rushing into making any other decisions just yet though.”
The next winner was a Cork woman who was in total disbelief after scratching her way to €30,000 on a €3 All Cash Tripler. The Rebel county winner purchased her winning scratch card in SuperValu on Strand Street in Kanturk, Co. Cork.
“I’m still in total shock to be honest. It’s great news but I don’t think I have fully taken it in just yet. When things open back up and we’re back to normal, it might seem more real then. I’ll definitely be going on a holiday as soon as it’s safe to do so – that can be my big celebration!”
Meanwhile, a Sligo man also scooped €30,000 after playing the National Lottery online game, Kick Off Cash, which costs €3 per play.
The lucky winner spoke of his joy after receiving his National Lottery prize cheque. “When I saw the €30,000 pop up on screen, I couldn’t believe it. I have never won anything like this before. The most I have ever won would just be a few euro, so I really didn’t expect to see the top prize on my screen. I am still a bit shocked to be honest but I’m over the moon. I haven’t made a plan of what to do just yet but hopefully I can enjoy it more after lockdown.”
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 €5.8 Billion has been raised for Good Causes since the National Lottery was established 33 years ago. In 2020 alone, €254 million was raised for local Good Causes in communities across Ireland.