Lucky mother and son celebrate win
A mother and son from Fingal are celebrating after scooping almost €100,000 in a Euromillions draw last week.
The doors of the National Lottery offices in Dublin were barely open when the duo arrived to collect their €96,433 prize from last Tuesday’s massive €81m jackpot draw.
‘I haven’t slept a wink,’ gasped the delighted Fingal woman. ‘He was jumping around the house last night after checking the ticket on his phone and I was certain he was trying to wind me up,’ she said.
The lucky son purchased his winning Quick Pick ticket at the Applegreen Service Station on North Street in Swords, on the day of the draw. Earlier in the day, his mother had given him money to buy lunch and he purchased the lucky ticket with his leftover change.
The winning son said: ‘ The ticket was purchased with money which my mother gave me for my lunch and once I found out about the prize, I didn’t have to think twice about sharing it. It took some time to convince her that we won but I think the reality sinks in once you arrive at the National Lottery offices.’
Discussing their plans for their winnings, the winning mother said: ‘ This win has completely come out of the blue and we haven’t really had a chance to think about our winnings. We need to be very sensible and plan for my son’s future so we will have to open a special savings account for him. I however will be treating myself to a new car,’ she laughed.