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A woman bought a lotto ticket instead of an ice-cream and won €500,000

Good call.

Image: Mark Stedman/Photocall Ireland

A CORK WOMAN left a winning lotto ticket in a press for six weeks, not knowing it was worth €500,000.

The woman scooped the prize on a Euromillions Plus draw in March, but didn’t know until she checked the ticket last week.

The woman is €500,000 richer after collecting her winnings today after remembering to check the ticket.

“I never check my tickets on the night of the draw. I check them when I remember.

“I found the ticket in my press last week and brought it with me to check when I was doing the shopping. When I scanned the ticket it said to contact the National Lottery, so I wasn’t sure what I’d won. I couldn’t believe it when I was told it was half a million.”

The lucky lady’s ticket was a €3 Quick Pick which she bought in Glenflesk, Killarney, because she wanted an ice-cream.

It was a warm day and I fancied a cone. But it was too early in the year to get one, so I bought a EuroMillions ticket instead.

Good call, anonymous woman. Good call.

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