Lotto win ru­mour a nightmare for butch­ers

Bray People - - DOWN THE YEARS -

April 1994

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.

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