A lucky Tipperary man had a special birthday surprise that he will never forget after a card gifted from his wife on behalf of their baby daughter turned out to be a top prize scratch card win of €30,000!
The lucky prize means that the couple can now realise their dream to put a deposit on a house.
The winning dad, who wished to remain anonymous, took the day off work to travel up to Dublin to collect his top prize - €30,000 on an All Cash Tripler scratch card at National Lottery HQ.
Speaking of how he discovered he was €30,000 richer he said: “It was my birthday earlier in the week and I got a card from my little girl which of course my partner had written and purchased. It was lovely as it was my first birthday having our daughter in our lives. I didn’t expect to win anything so I was quite taken aback when I saw I had landed thirty grand. I couldn’t have wished for a better present!”
This heart-warming story doesn’t end there as this Tipp man revealed what he will do with his newfound windfall for his young family. “I am going straight to the bank to lodge this cheque and then we are going to get the ball rolling on using this as a deposit for a mortgage. We are renting at the moment so this will be a huge step forward for our futures”.
The winning scratch card was purchased at Centra on Barrack Street in Bansha, Co. Tipperary
In 2017 alone, the National Lottery raised over €225 million for good causes. This level of funding has made a significant difference to communities, projects and individuals in the areas of Youth, Sports, Recreation, Amenities, Health, Welfare, Arts, Culture, National Heritage and the Irish Language.
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