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Tesco worker will bring supermarket giant to court over disputed half-million lotto ticket

Andrea O’Reilly is claiming the lotto ticket but Tesco wants to donate the money to charity and a High Court battle is now set to take place.

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A TESCO WORKER is taking the supermarket giant to court over the disputed ownership of a EuroMillions lottery ticket worth €500,000.

The Irish Daily Star reports that Andrea O’Reilly, 26, claims that she accidentally issued the €9 ticket at the store she worked in in Navan, Co Meath back in April and that she wanted to negotiate ownership of the winnings. However Tesco wants the ticket and the money to donate to charity.

O’Reilly intends to take Tesco to the High Court where a costly legal battle is likely to ensue. She claims that Tesco policy is that if an employee mistakenly prints off a lotto ticket they are entitled to pay for it, which she intended doing. However, O’Reilly says wasn’t given this option when she went to pay for it the next day, unaware it was a winning ticket.

Read more from Catriona Loughran’s story in today’s Irish Daily Star >

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