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Woman finds €117k lotto ticket while cleaning out her car

NewsBy Morgan Flanagan Creagh
Woman finds €117k lotto ticket while cleaning out her car

One lucky lotto player found a ticket worth €117,000 while cleaning out her car this weekend.

The woman, who wishes to remain anonymous, bought her winning Quick Pick ticket at the White House Shop in Baldoyle, north Dublin on the 16th of July.

She matched five numbers and the bonus in last Saturday’s draw and collected her cheque from the Lotto headquarters in Dublin city, yesterday.

“As a long time Lotto player, I regularly purchase my Quick Pick tickets but I very rarely ever check them until I hear about a local winner,” she said.

“I have bundles of out-of-date tickets in my house and in my car and sometimes we laugh that I’ve probably already won the Lotto jackpot ten times but I never found out about it.”

“I was clearing some rubbish out of my car on Sunday including some old lottery tickets. This one ticket was just glaring up at me in between my two front seats so I put it aside to check later.

“When I went into the shop to scan my ticket, the shopkeeper and I were absolutely dumbstruck; I don’t know which of us got the biggest shock.