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Win the lotto and there's just no luck

Sinead Ryan


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'You couldn't even travel into the lotto offices to get the cheque!' Stock image

'You couldn't even travel into the lotto offices to get the cheque!' Stock image

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'You couldn't even travel into the lotto offices to get the cheque!' Stock image

I found an old lotto ticket in my bag I hadn't checked when I was out on my essential-items-only shop during the week.

Handing it over, it occurred to me this would be a terrible time to win the lottery. Not because you wouldn't welcome the money but what would you do with it?

Whenever we dream of that ching-ching life-changing moment the first thing you imagine you'd do is book an exotic holiday somewhere, anywhere, flying first class the whole way, possibly handing in your notice at work at the same time. Of course, you'd need a new car - top of the range obviously and possibly somewhere fab to live if the win was big enough.