A woman from Wexford in Ireland has won €200,000 on a National Lottery scratch card which she says came at the perfect time for her family.
The lottery winner, who chose to remain anonymous when she claimed her €200,000 scratch card prize, said that she believed her big win was an answer to her prayers, and that it will do wonders for her family. The mum said that her family has a lot of communions and confirmations coming up, and so her National Lottery prize will be “life-changing” for her family. Another Wexford lottery winner took home €269,554 on the EuroMillions lottery last year, while a professional footballer from the area won €1 million on the Irish Lotto while he was home visiting family for Christmas.
“Quite literally our prayers have been answered,” the winner said, just like a family from Ashbourne in Ireland who won €500,000 on the EuroMillions and said it was the answer to their prayers. “Even though it is not a massive lottery win, it will still change our lives,” the Wexford woman said, and added that the €200,000 prize will remove any worries they had about the cost of upcoming communions, and then the family will think about how best to ensure it really makes a difference.
“We will meet with a financial advisor this week to make sure the win will have long-lasting consequences for us,” she said, adding that her National Lottery scratch card win was a “massive but wonderful shock.” A Canadian lottery syndicate who won $1 million on the Lotto 649 described their win as a big shock but amazing news.
The National Lottery scratch card was purchased from the winner’s local Tesco store in New Ross, while she was doing her weekly shop, and she told lottery officials that she scratched it off right there in her car. “I just sat stunned for what seemed like an eternity – I just couldn’t move.” A couple from Kent in England also described their EuroMillions win as coming just in time when they won £315,219.50 just before Christmas.
Despite having claimed her scratch card prize, the lottery winner said that some of her family still can’t believe that she’s a winner, and that when she first called with the news they thought she “was going mad.” Now, the winner plans to enjoy the excitement of her big windfall and will plan a big family celebration.
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