Lottery24 – €117K Irish Lotto Ticket Found in CarA lottery player from Dublin, Ireland, forgot she’d actually purchased an Irish Lotto ticket suddenly discovered it and realized she’d won €117,023.
The lucky winner has decided to remain anonymous, that’s just like the £1m EuroMillions winner from Devon who had their winning ticket in their pocket for a fortnight.
Despite being a regular Irish Lotto player she’d forgotten this really important purchase. Then she found the ticket while cleaning out her car. The winner admitted that she rarely ever checks her tickets. “I regularly purchase my Quick Pick tickets but I very rarely check them until I hear about a local winner,” the surprised player revealed.
“I have bundles of out-of-date tickets in my house and in my car and sometimes we laugh that I’ve probably already won the Lotto jackpot ten times but I never found out about it,” she added.
Then while clearing some rubbish out of her car, the lucky Dubliner discovered some old lottery tickets and decided to get them checked. “When I went into the shop to scan my ticket, the shopkeeper and I were absolutely dumbstruck, I don’t know which of us got the biggest shock,” said the Irish Lotto winner.
Also in Ireland a family from Cavan won €94,673 playing the Irish Lotto draw but kept their ticket in their car for three days. Paul Matson from California, USA, had a $671,809 winning Powerball ticket kept in a draw for over two months. Another Californian, Willie Nelson, left a Powerball ticket worth $110m in his car for three days.
Now she’s urging every lottery player to check their tickets. “Just because a big jackpot isn’t won in your area, it could still be worth a lot of money,” she said. It’s the latest big win in Ireland after a player from Co. Mayo won a €13.7m Irish Lotto prize.
Her winning ticket matched five of the main numbers and the bonus ball in the July 16 Irish Lotto draw. The winning numbers in the draw were: 15-28-39-40-42-43 and the Bonus Ball 09. The next draw is on Wednesday 27 July with a €6.5m jackpot.
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