“Watch this now – we’re going to win the Lotto,” says Carlow woman before actually winning the Lotto
“You can imagine the look on my face as, one-by-one, I had every single number.”
A Carlow woman who was part of the syndicate that won over €2.7 million in last weekend’s Lotto draw revealed that she, possibly sarcastically, predicted the jackpot win in advance.
The National Lottery revealed on Tuesday that the winning ticket for the €2,773,649 Lotto jackpot was sold in Rath’s Londis store in Pollerton in Carlow town, days after one of the winning family syndicate had boldly predicted the win while her husband was watching the Dublin and Monaghan footballers on the telly.
“I was watching the Lotto draw on RTÉ One on Saturday and was sitting there with my pen and paper ready to tick off my numbers while my husband was in the living room watching the Dublin v Monaghan football match,” she said.
“As the Lotto Plus 1 and 2 draws were on, I didn’t match one single number. I shouted into my husband, ‘Here we go, watch this now – we’re going to win the Lotto’, before the main draw took place. You can imagine the look on my face as, one-by-one, I had every single number.
“After that it was all a blur. I just started screaming. He ran in to see what the commotion was. It was such an incredible moment, something you know you’ll never forget. We called the rest of the family and spread the good news and of course they thought I was having them on. Each and every one of them arrived quick as a flash to make sure that it was true.”
The family syndicate revealed that they will pay off mortgages and bills before taking a few months to decide what to do with their winnings. They also insisted that they will not let the Lotto win change them but admitted that it will make them very comfortable in life.
The jackpot claimed by the Carlow family syndicate is the second Lotto jackpot winner of 2020 after the first Lotto jackpot, won on 29 January and worth €7.7 million, was shared between two winners in Dublin.