A lucky Wicklow woman has won €40,000 off of a €3 National Lottery scratch card given to her by her sister as a present for her new job.
Ciara Moore (22) from Grangecon in Co. Wicklow was gifted the ticket by her sister, Áine, in a good luck card to mark her starting a new job as a childcare professional.
Ciara was joined in the National Lottery Winners’ Room by Áine and her extended family to collect the €40,000 prize.
“I started a new job on Monday and the night before, my lovely sister Áine handed me a good luck card with a scratch card inside – little did I know how lucky it would be!
“There’s only two things that I really need – an upgrade to my car and a family holiday in the next couple of months and then I’ll be happy.
“I have the best family in the world so I’ll definitely have to treat them, especially my sister Áine seeing as how she bought me the ticket,” she said.
Meanwhile, a delighted West Cork woman left National Lottery HQ €30,000 richer after winning big on an All Cash Tripler scratch card bought for her by her husband.
The scratch card was bought for the winner at the Maxol Mace shop in Ballincollig, Co. Cork last week.
“I didn’t scratch it until the next day and could not believe my eyes when I saw I had won €30,000. Top of the list is a holiday to Spain where a family member lives. We had planned to go anyway but now we can upgrade and book a nice hotel!”