Wicklow woman wins €300,000 in Lotto draw

Novem­ber 2005

Wicklow People (West Edition) - - NEWS -

A WICKLOW town woman was sit­ting on a for­tune for al­most three weeks with­out re­al­is­ing it.

The woman scooped the €300,000 top prize in the Lotto Plus 1 draw held on Satur­day Oc­to­ber 8 but never checked her num­bers.

The mar­ried mother of three went into Earls Newsagents on Abbey Street in Wicklow last week to see if she had any luck with a num­ber of Lotto tick­ets.

She handed over her tick­ets to one of the shop as­sis­tants who be­gan to scan them through the ma­chine.

She had checked each ticket but on the last one the mes­sage ‘con­tact Lotto head­quar­ters’ came up on screen.

The ticket was for the draw on Oc­to­ber 8 and the as­sis­tant printed out the win­ning num­bers for that date.

An ex­cited but hushed ex­change fol­lowed as both shocked women made the dis­cov­ery.

Later in the day the woman with the win­ning ticket sent her sis­ter back to Earls just to make sure she wasn’t dream­ing.

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