Offaly family wins €250,000 on scratch card

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Offaly family wins €250,000 on scratch card

Offaly family wins €250,000 on scratch card

An Offaly family were celebrating a huge windfall at National Lottery HQ on Tuesday, November 12.

The small family syndicate from Birr won the €250,000 top prize on the €10 Money Multiplier 40X scratch card which they bought at the Tesco store on the Railway Road in Birr, Co Offaly recently.

The family, who wish to keep their win private, will share their massive scratch card prize equally between them and they revealed their unusual plan to celebrate their win – by welcoming a new addition into their family, in the form of a puppy.

As the family celebrated in the National Lottery winners room, the winning mother said: “We’ve been sat at home over the last few days looking at the winning scratch card, itching to get on the road to Dublin to collect our prize. Everyone in the family gets an equal share of this prize and we all have our own little plans to spend our money.

"I suggested that we decide on something to do together to enjoy the win as a family, thinking that they would jump at the chance of a holiday or something like that. Instead of a lovely holiday, all they wanted was a new family dog so I guess we’ll have a new addition to the family very soon. We’ll have to make sure that we don’t pick an obvious name for him like ‘Lucky’, for fear the neighbours find out about our win,” she laughed.

Want to share that winning feeling? Play EuroMillions. Tuesday’s EuroMillions jackpot is an estimated €105 million. Play in store, on the National Lottery App or online by 7:30pm by Tuesday evening for your chance to win.

Almost 30 cent in every euro spent on National Lottery games goes back to Good Causes all over Ireland in the areas of sport, health, arts, culture, heritage, youth, community and the Irish language. Last year alone more than €228 million was raised for Good Causes, the equivalent of €625,000 a day.