Welcome Guest
Log In | Register )
You last visited December 3, 2016, 4:45 am
All times shown are
Eastern Time (GMT-5:00)

Couple brings lottery ticket on vacation not realizing it's a winner

Ireland National LotteryIreland National Lottery: Couple brings lottery ticket on vacation not realizing it's a winner
52
Rating:

A Dublin, Ireland, couple went on vacation with a wining lottery ticket and were oblivious to the fact that they'd won €250,000 (US$323,000).

The lucky winners checked the ticket yesterday after they came back from a trip in the sun.

They discovered they'd won the top prize in the Lotto Plus 2 draw on Saturday, August 16, and collected their quarter of a million euro check at Ireland's National Lottery offices today.

"That ticket survived Barcelona, the pick-pocketing capital of the world," said the Dublin man.

"I buy a Lotto ticket every now and then, so I'd almost forgotten about it. I couldn't believe it when I checked yesterday and for the Lottery to confirm it when I called."

The lucky €4 Quick Pick ticket was bought in Centra, Annesley Bridge Road, Fairview Corner, in Dublin 3.

The couple plan to "enjoy it" and do some travelling "maybe New York to start".

"I've family in America, so it will be good to have the excuse to visit them," he added.

This Saturday's Lotto jackpot is an estimated €4.5m.

Thanks to myturn for the tip.

Independent, Lottery Post Staff

We'd love to see your comments here!  Register for a FREE membership — it takes just a few moments — and you'll be able to post comments here and on any of our forums. If you're already a member, you can Log In to post a comment.

9 comments. Last comment 2 years ago by myturn.
Page 1 of 1
music*'s avatar - nw bookeep.jpg
Happy California
United States
Member #157856
August 2, 2014
1506 Posts
Offline
Posted: September 11, 2014, 1:44 pm - IP Logged

Troll The LUCK of the Irish strikes again ! Congratulations Party

    hearsetrax's avatar - 0118

    United States
    Member #52345
    May 21, 2007
    2657 Posts
    Offline
    Posted: September 11, 2014, 2:02 pm - IP Logged

    Troll The LUCK of the Irish strikes again ! Congratulations Party

    Lep indeed it does

    I'm glad they didn't lose it while on vacationing

      Scratch$'s avatar - sm lottery.jpg

      United States
      Member #158848
      September 5, 2014
      294 Posts
      Offline
      Posted: September 11, 2014, 2:14 pm - IP Logged

      This type of thing happens frequently around the world. People will unknowingly sit on a winner for weeks or even months, then all of a sudden - DOH! They realize they've hit the big one.

      Scratchers ~ Cash 5 ~ Powerball ~ Mega Millions

        JackpotWanna's avatar - squiz

        United States
        Member #4121
        March 23, 2004
        817 Posts
        Offline
        Posted: September 11, 2014, 8:56 pm - IP Logged

        Nice win!!!

         

        Party

          helpmewin's avatar - dandy
          u$a
          United States
          Member #106665
          February 22, 2011
          19740 Posts
          Offline
          Posted: September 11, 2014, 9:12 pm - IP Logged

          Congrats to The lucky CoupleLove Quick Picks RuleParty

          Let it Snow Snowman

            JonnyBgood07's avatar - Patriots logo1.jpg
            Connecticut
            United States
            Member #61623
            May 29, 2008
            20581 Posts
            Offline
            Posted: September 12, 2014, 5:28 am - IP Logged

            LOL.. "..."That ticket survived Barcelona, the pick-pocketing capital of the world.."

            and now he want to see family in NY...which is tied for first place with pick-pocketing  lol

            "No matter how bad things may get, I'd like to thank my middle finger

            for always sticking up for me.."

             


              shadowlady's avatar - Trek UFPSYM1.gif

              United States
              Member #154198
              April 7, 2014
              69 Posts
              Offline
              Posted: September 12, 2014, 9:43 am - IP Logged

              Glad they didn't lose their ticket.

                cbr$'s avatar - maren
                Cordova,Al.
                United States
                Member #104482
                January 15, 2011
                4857 Posts
                Offline
                Posted: September 12, 2014, 11:26 am - IP Logged

                A Dublin, Ireland, couple went on vacation with a wining lottery ticket and were oblivious to the fact that they'd won €250,000 (US$323,000).

                The lucky winners checked the ticket yesterday after they came back from a trip in the sun.

                They discovered they'd won the top prize in the Lotto Plus 2 draw on Saturday, August 16, and collected their quarter of a million euro check at Ireland's National Lottery offices today.

                "That ticket survived Barcelona, the pick-pocketing capital of the world," said the Dublin man.

                "I buy a Lotto ticket every now and then, so I'd almost forgotten about it. I couldn't believe it when I checked yesterday and for the Lottery to confirm it when I called."

                The lucky €4 Quick Pick ticket was bought in Centra, Annesley Bridge Road, Fairview Corner, in Dublin 3.

                The couple plan to "enjoy it" and do some travelling "maybe New York to start".

                "I've family in America, so it will be good to have the excuse to visit them," he added.

                This Saturday's Lotto jackpot is an estimated €4.5m.

                Thanks to myturn for the tip.

                Congratulation to the Ireland, couple on their win. The statement that the couple was in Barcelona, the pick pocket capital of the world. Makes me wonder, what the back of the ticket looks like. I wonder if it a place to sign your ticket on the back. So no one can claim it but you.Party

                  Bondi Junction
                  Australia
                  Member #57242
                  December 24, 2007
                  1102 Posts
                  Offline
                  Posted: September 12, 2014, 11:20 pm - IP Logged

                  The Irish Lottery has a phone app to play online, but you do need an Irish address and bank account.

                  We all get a lot out of lotteries!