Dundalk mother collects €62,000 Lotto winnings
A Dundak mother has spoken of her shock at winning almost €62,000 in last Saturday’s National Lottery draw.
Talk of the Town revealed on Monday that a ticket sold in Dunnes Stores in the Marshes Shopping Centre matched five numbers plus the bonus. This was enough to earn the purchaser a prize of €41,933.
However, each match five winner in May also receives a luxury holiday voucher worth €20,000 meaning their total prize winnings amount to €61,933.
A local mum has now collected the winnings, which were much more than the €7,500 she initially thought she had won.
The woman, who wishes to remain anonymous told the National Lottery: “I do my numbers based on birthdays of family members so at first glance I knew I had won something. I thought the prize was for about €7,500 which I was thrilled with. I called my sister to double check the prize for the five numbers plus bonus online.
“I nearly had to be pulled up off the floor when she told me it was for €41,933.”
The surprises didn’t end there for the lucky lady who looked at the ticket the following day and saw, in the black panel, details of the National Lottery’s special May Getaway promotion which tops up prizes with a luxury holiday worth €20,000 for each winner who matches five numbers and the bonus ball in the month of May.
“I got straight on the phone to the sister and got her to check again online if this was this true. We both started screaming when she said it was. I refused to believe this until I called the National Lottery yesterday when they confirmed.
“It is just amazing. I might have been one number short of the jackpot but for me, this is like winning the Lotto. I am looking forward to sharing this with my family and it will go a very long way.”
There were three winners of the Match 5+ bonus prize at the weekend with the other winning tickets bought in Newport, Co Tipperary and in Bailieborough in Co Cavan.
The jackpot of €8.5 million was also won by a person who bought their ticket in The Corrib Oil Service Station in Loughrea, Co Galway.