Lotto win rumour a nightmare for butchers
A WICKLOW town business man and his staff got a taste this week of what things would be like if they won the lotto.
The rumour went around the town like wildfire that butcher Derek Dunne and his staff were one group of four who shared the jackpot which topped £900,000.
And it was no help to them at all the fact that the purchaser of the winning ticket in Paddy Kavanagh’s shop in Arklow has not come forward up to Tuesday night.
‘It was incredible,’ said Derek. ‘People were coming into the shop congratulating us and when we told them we were not the winners they would not believe us. We just couldn’t win,’ said Derek.
And staff member James Crowley, who is deeply involved in the GAA, said that he was congratulated in many part of the county and it had got to the stage where he could neither confirm or deny the rumour because it made no difference.
Now they fear that people will be watching them closely to see if they notice any change in their lifestyle.