A Dublin couple went on holiday with a wining lottery ticket and were oblivious to the fact that they’d won €250,000.
The lucky winners checked the ticket yesterday after they came back from a trip in the sun.
They discovered they’d won the top prize in the Lotto Plus 2 draw on Saturday August 16, and collected their quarter of a million euro cheque at National Lottery offices today.
“That ticket survived Barcelona, the pick-pocketing capital of the world,” said the Dublin man.
“I buy a Lotto ticket every now and then, so I’d almost forgotten about it. I couldn’t believe it when I checked yesterday and for the Lottery to confirm it when I called.”
The lucky €4 Quick Pick ticket was bought in Centra, Annesley Bridge Road, Fairview Corner, in Dublin 3.
The couple plan to “enjoy it” and do some travelling “maybe New York to start”.
“I’ve family in America, so it will be good to have the excuse to visit them,” he added.
This Saturday’s Lotto jackpot is an estimated €4.5m.