It was certainly a feel-good Friday for a lucky woman who collected a €250,000 Lotto prize from Lotto HQ in Dublin today with an impulsive Lotto ticket purchase which she made while paying for her groceries at her local Lidl store in Glenageary last Saturday.
Inspired by Frances and Patrick Connolly’s mega €129 million EuroMillions win in Northern Ireland last week, the optimistic Dubliner hoped that her luck was in as she finished paying for her shopping at the till in her local Lidl store:
“It was definitely the most inspired impulse purchase I have ever made,” laughed the delighted Dublin woman.
“Only the day before, I had a conversation with my family about the lucky couple in Armagh who won the incredible €129 million EuroMillions jackpot so I guess you could say that I was feeling lucky!
"I had just finished paying for my groceries at the till and I told the cashier to print me off a Lotto ticket but I never in a million years expected to win this much!” she said.
The winning ticket was purchased at the Lidl store in Glenageary, Co. Dublin on the day of the draw on Saturday 5th January.
“It has been a crazy few days! I had absolutely no idea that the local Lidl store had sold the winning ticket on the Saturday night so it wasn’t until the following Tuesday that I checked my ticket and my jaw honestly nearly hit the floor.
"I was in a state of absolute shock. I’ve had a couple of days to calm down and process the win so I’m going to be sensible and pay off my mortgage and other bills and if I have any money left over after that, I’m going to upgrade my car to a brand new 191 model,” she added.
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