A young man who was recently made redundant has won €200k on a National Lottery scratch card.
The man, along with his girlfriend, purchased the winning scractch card in the Mace Store in Clontibret, Co Monaghan.
The speechless young couple who bought the lucky All Cash Spectacular Game scratch card last Saturday afternoon didn’t think to scratch the card until the following day when they were at a party surrounded by friends and family.
"I was sitting on the couch when I remembered I had picked up three scratch cards the day before," said the man.
"I was halfway through scratching the second card when I could see that I had two matching numbers. I then revealed the actual prize amount I had won and I just went into pure shock."
The lucky man then sought the assistance of his girlfriend who confirmed that they had in fact won €200,000.
He had recently been made redundant and found out on that same Sunday afternoon that he had been offered a new job in construction starting on Monday morning.
"We have two big reasons to celebrate this week and we just couldn’t be happier," he said.