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Irish Lotto player leaves store with carrots and €114,000 prize

Lottery24 – Buys carrots and wins €114K on the Irish LottoA lottery player from Rialto in Dublin has collected almost €115,000 in Irish Lotto prizes after she went to the store to buy carrots and came out having won a top prize.

The lotto winner, who chose to remain anonymous as she collected her prize, told lottery officials that she checked her ticket for the Irish Lotto when she ran out to the store to buy some carrots for her Sunday lunch. “I was making the casserole yesterday when I realised I’d no carrots, so I popped out to the shop,” the lucky winner said.

Quite recently we told you about a group of Dublin bus drivers who shared £20 million on the EuroMillions, and our most recent winner continued to explain that she’d purchased a ticket for the Irish Lotto the day before so she decided to check the ticket while she was in the store. “I’d usually not bother to check it until the following week,” she explained. “When I was told I had to contact the National Lottery about my prize I didn’t know what had happened.”

The Irish Lotto lucky winner had scored €114,752 in total, but at first she assumed that she’d won €11,000 after seeing the first two numbers, just like a lottery winner from Kent whose £1,000 UK Lotto prize quickly turned into £1 million. However, when she picked up the prize money this week at lottery headquarters in Dublin, she was grinning from ear to ear with her cheque.

The mystery Irish Lotto winner purchased her ticket from a Centra store in Rialto, and chose her usual numbers from the draw with a combination of family birthdays and anniversaries. She told lottery officials that she plans to use her money to buy a new pair of shoes, just like David Martin from Scotland after he won £33 million on the UK Lotto in January, and take a trip somewhere special. “I might go to Lourdes… but I think my prayers have been answered already,” she said, echoing the feelings of a North Dakota schoolteacher we told you about earlier this week who won $100,000 on the Powerball.

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