Roscommon woman wins €250,000 on €10 scratchcard
And they say it can't be done...
One lucky from Roscommon is adjusting to being a quarter of a million euro richer after a spectacular win on a €10 National Lottery scratchcard.
The woman, who wishes to remain private now that she's come into a silly amount of cash, said that she was in such disbelief after her win that she called the National Lottery to see if she was going mad.
“It’s just very hard to believe that I’ve won a quarter of a million euro on a scratch card. That moment when the top prize symbol appeared on the card was just so surreal," she said. "The first reaction was that I must have made a mistake but just to be sure, I called the National Lottery to see if I was going mad and imagining things! There was a pause on the other end of the phone and the person from the National Lottery asked me if I was sitting down because I’ve just won €250,000!”
The lucky lady who wishes to keep her win private admitted that she has yet to tell her close family about her massive slice of good fortune:
“I haven’t told very many people yet because I’m still coming to terms with it myself. I’m going to take a couple of weeks to get over this marvellous shock and then I will share the news with my close family. I’m looking forward to paying off all of my bills and we’ll certainly have a small gathering to celebrate properly,” she said.
The lucky €10 Money Multiplier scratch card was sold at the Newsround Store in the centre of Roscommon town. The Newsround store is no stranger to selling life-changing National Lottery tickets to their customers having had three Lotto jackpot wins in 1991 and two separate wins in 1999.
Owner of the lucky store, Barry O’Connor said: "This is an incredible win for the town and there has been a genuine outpouring of support for whoever the lucky lady is. There is a massive sense of achievement in the store today knowing that we’ve handed over a life-changing ticket to one of our regular customers," he said.