Cash those chips! Kilkenny woman scoops €200,000 windfall from scratch card in her local takeaway
A KILKENNY woman scooped an incredible €20,000 windfall on a National Lottery scratch card as she waited in line for a bag of chips at her local take-away.
The woman, who wishes to keep her win private, admitted she is “absolutely dumbfounded” with the win on an All Cash Spectacular scratch card. She now plans to use the money to move her family out of rented accommodation and buy a house of their own.
The stunned Kilkenny woman said she is still coming to terms with the shock of landing the €200,000 prize.
“I’m still in a state of shock to be honest. I haven’t eaten or slept a wink since,” she said as she collected her giant cheque inat the National Lottery HQ in Dublin.
“I keep expecting somebody to tell me I’ve made a mistake and that I haven’t won anything. I popped into EuroSpar last Thursday to pick up a few groceries and of course the all-important scratch card.
“I went next door to the chipper to get the family something for their tea and while I was waiting for the food I started scratching away when all of a sudden, I’m looking at a €200,000 symbol on the scratch card. I nearly fainted there and then – my stomach has been somersaulting ever since!”
The Lucky Kilkenny punter added: “It’ a fantastic prize and it will mean the world for my family. We have a few bills to pay off but the ultimate aim is to get a home that we can truly call our own.
“We’re going to have a look at some nice properties in the city and hopefully we’ll have a new home to move into in the next few weeks.”
The lucky €10 scratch card was sold at McCarthy’s EuroSpar in Newpark in Kilkenny city.
This latest €200,000 All Cash Spectacular scratch card win is the second such win in county Kilkenny in the last six months.
Last March another €200,000 top prize winning All Cash Spectacular scratch card was sold at Blanchfield’s Centra store in Mooncoin in South Kilkenny.