The last thing you want to happen when winning a big lottery prize is to lose your ticket. Lottery24.com has reported on several strange places where tickets have been kept safe, but a woman from Dublin, Ireland. who was part of a recent €5.4 million Irish Lotto winning syndicate hid her ticket inside a sports bra for a month.
The syndicate member, who we do know is a daughter in the winning family, has asked to remain anonymous. That’s just like the man from Michigan, USA, who took a month before claiming his $2 million prize won on a Michigan scratch card game.
Their Irish Lotto win came after purchasing a ticket from the WH Smith shop at arrivals in Terminal 1 of Dublin Airport on 23 December 2017. She was there to greet a family member who was coming home for the festive season.
The lucky Irish Lotto winner said, “I was looking to see where the safest place was for the ticket, so I tucked it into the cup of a sports bra and then hid it in the very back of my wardrobe just to be doubly safe. “It’s funny now looking back but that is genuinely the safest place I could actually think of at the time.”
It was in a silver box where Andrea White from Maryland, USA, hid a Powerball ticket worth $30,000. Fred Morgan from Michigan, USA, put his $1m winning Mega Millions ticket in a bag of flour for safe keeping.
The Irish Lotto winning ticket had another home too before their win was claimed: it spent two days in her car before the lucky winner realized it was a jackpot winner. Last year we told you how a $191m Powerball winning ticket took a helicopter ride.
On Christmas Eve, her mother heard the Irish Lotto winning ticket had been sold at Dublin Airport. When they finally realized that they owned the Irish Lotto winning ticket, it was celebrations all around.
The matriarch said that “One of the family even fell to the floor with the excitement.” The Irish Lotto winning family had a Christmas to remember and then sought financial advice before claiming their winnings. Some winners do take a while to claim their prizes. Boris Coquerel from Canada waited a month before revealing he’d won a $30m Lotto Max jackpot.
Their winning numbers in the December 23 Irish Lotto draw were 05-14-28-29-32-38.
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