Scratch Card Player in Donegal Lands €500,000 Top Prize

Scratch Card Player in Donegal Lands €500,000 Top Prize

A National Lottery player from Co. Donegal kicked-off their week in style after winning an amazing €500,000 scratch card top-prize over the weekend.

The lucky Donegal man couldn't believe his luck when he scratched his way to a cool half a million euros on the All Cash Extravaganza Scratch Card. The lucky player purchased his lucky €20 All Cash Extravaganza scratch card at the Spar store in the Glencar Shopping Centre in Letterkenny, Co. Donegal.

The delighted winner, who wants his win to remain private, said that his newfound scratch card fortune will enable him to realise his dream of starting his own business in Letterkenny: 

“It’s absolutely unbelievable. Every now and again, I treat myself to a scratch card but you never really believe that you will see a little symbol showing a half a million euro on it! The win now gives me the opportunity to set up a small business in Letterkenny and create some much-needed employment in the town, so it’s definitely a win-win for the local community.”

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