PICS: There was a monstrous queue for cheap petrol and diesel in Athlone today 5 years ago

PICS: There was a monstrous queue for cheap petrol and diesel in Athlone today

Anything to save a bit of cash...

Topaz Athlone celebrated selling a winning lottery ticket worth over €6.1 million last weekend by dropping fuel prices to just 61c per litre on Tuesday.

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The Athlone winning ticket was one of two Jackpot tickets, both worth €6,172,404, announced by the National Lottery over the weekend. The second winning ticket was sold in Donegal.

The offer only lasted for 61 minutes from 1.06pm on Tuesday, May 9, and it seems a lot of people were trying to take advantage of the dramatically cheaper petrol and diesel today.

A huge crowd of cars queued for the petrol, blocking up the streets in Athlone and generally causing havoc on traffic in the town.

One unlucky customer called Darragh Egan documented his journey while stopped in the queue for the fuel, it makes for a stunning tale of hope, fear, desperation and ultimately... failure.

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We feel your pain Darragh, we feel your pain.

Look at the size of that queue though...

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