Lucky Irish Lotto Player Finds €117,023 Ticket in her Car!

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We’ve just uncovered some great news from Dublin, Ireland, where one incredibly lucky Irish Lotto player has uncovered a lost lotto ticket worth €117,023 whilst cleaning her car.

The winning player, who has chosen to remain anonymous, purchased her winning ticket from a shop in the north of Dublin, before leaving it unattended between the seats of her car.

Here’s the full story, as told by the winner herself to a reporter from Dublin Live:

“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.

“I have bundles of out of date tickets in my house and in my car and sometimes we laugh that I’ve probably already won the Lotto jackpot ten times but I never found out about it.

“I was clearing some rubbish out of 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.

“I would urge every Lottery player in the country to constantly check their tickets.”

That lucky winning ticket turned out to be a five numbers plus one bonus ball match in the main Saturday night Irish Lotto draw – the second highest winning combination available. The lucky winner was rewarded with a fantastic €117,023 prize.

Don’t risk losing a major lottery prize

We’re delighted that this lucky Irish lady got to cash in her big-winning lottery ticket, but things could have been so very different. It’s hard to put a number on exactly how many winning lottery tickets get lost around the world every year, but based on anecdotal evidence from players who claim they lost their tickets, it seems likely that every big game keeps hold of tens of millions of euros in winnings every year due to lost or forgotten tickets.

That’s a tragedy for the lotto players who should have become lotto winners. Play online with us and your winnings will always be safe, as your entry is registered digitally rather than via a paper ticket. This lady had the luck of the Irish on her side – but not everyone has the same privilege!

You can read dozens more stories like this in our lottery winners section.