Dublin woman finds €117,000 winning Lotto ticket while cleaning car

CLEAN SWEEP: Lotto winner found winning ticket when cleaning her car
CLEAN SWEEP: Lotto winner found winning ticket when cleaning her car

A woman claimed a huge prize from the National Lottery this week after finding a winning ticket while cleaning her car.

The ticket was bought in The White House Shop in Baldoyle on Dublin's northside on the day of the draw last Saturday.

However, the winner, who wishes to remain anonymous, claims that she only ever checks her tickets if she hears about a local Jackpot winner.

"As a long-time Lotto player, I regularly purchase my Quick Pick tickets but I very rarely ever check them until I hear about a local winner," she said.

"I have bundles of out-of-date tickets in my house and in my car and sometimes we laugh that I’ve probably already won the Lotto jackpot 10 times but I never found out about it.

"I was clearing some rubbish out my car on Sunday, including some old lottery tickets. This one ticket was just glaring at me in between my two front seats so I put it aside to check later.

"When I went into the shop to scan my ticket, the shop keeper and I were absolutely dumbstruck, I don’t know which of us got the biggest shock."

The ticket matched five numbers and a bonus ball winning €117,023.

"I would urge every Lottery player in the country to constantly check their tickets," she said.

"Just because a big jackpot isn’t won in your area, it could still be worth a lot of money, I am living proof of that."

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