A couple from Galway have gotten one hell of an early Christmas present winning a €105,000 prize off an old lotto ticket.
The Euromillions ticket had been sitting in a drawer for almost six weeks before they ever checked it.
The winning ticket had been sold at MAF service station in Portumna back in October.
On top of the €5,000 EuroMillions ‘Ireland Only Raffle Prize’, it was one of ten tickets to win an extra €100,000 in the draw on Friday, October 26.
The Irish Examiner reports that the husband and wife were clearing out some trash before putting up the Christmas decorations last Sunday.
While they were at it they checked their old tickets before throwing them out when they caught a winner.
According to the husband he just scanned the ticket on his phone and got an immediate notification to contact the National Lottery.
He said they were excited at the seeing that, because they knew it meant it must be a winner, but they didn’t think it would be this much.
The couple plan to use the lotto prize money to pay off a big chunk of their home mortgage.
After they enjoy a very Merry Christmas indeed.