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Wednesday 23 July 2014

Mum's delight at €20k lotto windfall

SHEILA FITZGERALD

Published 14/11/2013|05:26

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THE celebration of two birthdays resulted in an early Christmas present to the tune of €20,000, courtesy of Gneeveguilla Athletic Club Lotto, for Katie Fleming, who celebrated her win with family and friends at Bob's Restaurant in her native Ballydesmond, last Thursday night.

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THE celebration of two birthdays resulted in an early Christmas present to the tune of €20,000, courtesy of Gneeveguilla Athletic Club Lotto, for Katie Fleming, who celebrated her win with family and friends at Bob's Restaurant in her native Ballydesmond, last Thursday night.

As a mother of two young sons, Katie told The Corkman that she does not go out too often. However, as it was her husband DD's birthday the previous Sunday night the couple were on a rare evening out at Bob's when she bought a lotto ticket from Sheila O'Donoghue of Gneeveguilla Athletic Club.

"I was coming home from Kanturk with a few friends after going for a meal to celebrate my own birthday at about 11.30 on the following Friday night when my phone rang," Katie explained. "When I got in after dropping off my friends I picked up a voicemail telling me to ring Gneeveguilla Athletic Club, so I ran down to the bedroom and woke DD.

"I kind of guessed they wouldn't be ringing me so late at night if it was only about €100," she continued.

Tom Joe O'Donoghue had the pleasure of delivering the good news – however, Katie called him back for confirmation on Saturday as she thought she might have been "hallucinating"!

Katie and DD got married last July, they have two young sons, Josh and Alex, and with a new arrival due in April.

Katie says she is going to be sensible with her win. "It's life changing for us, really," she said. "We just want to clear off some bills and have the best Christmas ever."

Corkman

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