Binned Lotto ticket worth €250k to lucky punters who cash in tea-stained slip
One lucky couple scooped a massive €250,000 win after they discovered their Lotto ticket in the kitchen bin.
The couple, from Wicklow, handed in a teabag-stained Lotto ticket to National Lottery officials after they retrieved it from their kitchen bin on the Monday after the draw.
The Normal Play ticket was sold at Centra, Roundwood, Co Wicklow, but the couple wish to remain private.
The winnings were scooped from the Lotto Plus 2 draw on Saturday, May 7.
One of the winners said they hadn't checked their tickets properly, and only realised it could be them when they heard the ticket had been won in the town.
"I suppose we were so focused on the larger Lotto jackpot that we didn't check our tickets properly," he said.
"It was the following Monday when I heard that a €250,000 winning ticket was sold in the town.
"I remember saying that I had hoped that it would be a local winner - little did I know it was us."
He continued: "We knew that we had a couple of numbers in one of the draws so there was a niggling doubt about the ticket.
"I got a print out of the results from the newsagent and when I got home, I emptied the bin in the kitchen and found the ticket under all the rubbish from the past two days.
"We could not believe our luck when the numbers matched up."
Deciding how to spend their winnings, they said: "It is a tremendous amount of money to win so we will take some time out before we decide to do anything with it.
"We will probably throw a small party for our family and close friends over the next couple of days to celebrate the win properly."