Sunday 22 September 2019

Dublin man celebrates new baby, new job and €25k scratch card win in one week

Not a bad few days for Tom Smyth

Tom Smyth
Tom Smyth

Sean Nolan

A Dublin man followed up finding out he and his partner were expecting a baby and starting a new job with a €25,000 win on a scratch card

Tom Smyth (29) from Ballymun, spoke about his remarkable week when he went to National Lottery HQ to collect his cheque.

"With the week we’ve both had, it still doesn’t feel real. We’ve had a life-changing few days so we were feeling incredibly lucky as we bought the scratch card yesterday evening. We saw the €25,000 as we scratched but we assumed we must have made a mistake."

The couple bought their lucky €10 All Cash Spectacular scratch card at Quinn’s Convenience Store at Poppintree Parade in Ballymun.

"I only started my new job on Monday so I had to make the difficult call to my boss to ask for time off today. As soon as he heard that I had to visit the National Lottery, he was more than happy to give me a few hours off."

The lucky couple plan to spend their winnings on preparing for the arrival of their new child early next year.

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