Lucky mother and son cel­e­brate win

Fingal Independent - - NEWS -

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.

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