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Ireland lottery jackpot winner loses ticket twice

Feb 12, 2020, 9:16 am

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DUBLIN, Ireland — A Dublin woman admitted to losing her winning Lotto ticket twice after finding out that she was one of two lucky winners to sharing a massive €7.7 million (US$8.4 million) jackpot.

Lightning struck twice last week when it was revealed that not one but two Dubliners had matched all numbers, claiming a payout of €3,886,999 each following the Wednesday, January 29 draw.

The woman, who wants to remain anonymous, purchased her Quick Pick ticket at the Circle K Service Station in Kilmainham, Dublin 8.

She found out she had won half of the jackpot when she checked her numbers while watching the draw live on TV, Dublin Live reported.

The lucky winner admitted to misplacing her winning ticket at home, not once but twice after discovering she was the first Lotto millionaire of the decade.

She said, "I am still in disbelief and when I discovered I was the winner, I said to myself 'this can't be me'. I haven't even thought about how to spend my winnings, but I plan to carry on as normal and keep on working."

The second Lotto jackpot winner who picked up his 50% share of the massive jackpot was a Dublin man who also wishes to keep his win private.

Unlike the first winner, this delighted Dubliner told National Lottery staff that he kept his winning ticket safely tucked underneath a statue of Padre Pio as he waited over a week to claim the prize.

He purchased his all-important Quick Pick ticket at Dunnes Stores, Donaghmede Shopping Centre, on the northside of Dublin.

He said, "We are going on a family holiday and then I am starting up my own business and going back to work. If anyone says 'if you are not in, you can't win', they would be absolutely correct."

Meanwhile, the National Lottery has reminded players that Friday's EuroMillions jackpot is extra special, with a guaranteed €130 million up for grabs.

Both Ireland Lotto and EuroMillions can be played from around the world using a reputable lottery ticket butler service. (Click the links for the service recommended by Lottery Post.)

Thanks to dannyct for the tip.

Irish Mirror, Lottery Post Staff

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Party Congrats to the Winners! Party

Thankfully the Winner that Lost Their Winning Ticket Twice also Found Their Winning Ticket Twice!

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Catch-22: A dilemma or difficult circumstance from which there is no escape because of mutually conflicting or dependent conditions.

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    Party Congrats to the Winners! Party

    Thankfully the Winner that Lost Their Winning Ticket Twice also Found Their Winning Ticket Twice!

    Raven62....time to fess up.   You won the Mega Millions last night in New Jersey!  Stop by and see me @ Borgata in a few weeks.   Ironically the big guys get won prior to traveling anywhere for out of state purchases.

    Good thing she didn't lose it for the third and final time.

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      Raven62....time to fess up.   You won the Mega Millions last night in New Jersey!  Stop by and see me @ Borgata in a few weeks.   Ironically the big guys get won prior to traveling anywhere for out of state purchases.

      Good thing she didn't lose it for the third and final time.

      Beware of Unguarded Talk!

      A mind once stretched by a new idea never returns to its original dimensions!

      Catch-22: A dilemma or difficult circumstance from which there is no escape because of mutually conflicting or dependent conditions.

      Corruptissima re publica plurimae leges: When the republic is at its most corrupt the laws are most numerous.

      The best way to learn is to never stop being a student!

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        I know that I own a bunch of things that I may never see again because I don't know where they are, but I don't think any are worth more than a few bucks each. Things like small tools that I put in a place that seemed to make sense at the time. Maybe I even put them in a place that didn't really make sense because at the time I just wanted to put them somewhere.

        Did I mention that none of them are worth a lot? I'm not sure that I own anything worth more than maybe $100 or so that I couldn't locate in 10 or 20 minutes.

        I can't imagine how you "misplace" something that's worth $4 million bucks. I can see that it's possible, but I can't really imagine how you'd put it somewhere and forget where. And then do it again after you misplaced it and found it the first time? Even if I put it in a place as sensible and obvious as a safety deposit box at the bank, if I had a lottery ticket worth $4 million I might still set up a few messages in my Gmail account to be sent every few weeks.

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          The unknown winner of the other half of the jackpot wasn't shy about telling the public where he stashed his winning ticket: underneath the statue of Padre Pio.

          This venerated Saint was said to love charity, exhibiting stigmata for most of his life, had the gift of reading souls, the ability to bilocate, & communicate with angels.- Wiki.

          * l say, as a winner, you had better remember where you put your ticket.

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          * People who say it cannot be done should not interrupt those who are doing it- George Bernard Shaw.

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            Now she can afford a wall safe. Congrats to the lucky quick pickers.

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              Well, at least she found it. Congrats to both of the lucky winners. 🍀 

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                It's probably best to buy a photo frame put it in there and hang it on the wall to the day you're going to the lottery company's office.