Amid all the doom and gloom surrounding the Coronavirus there was at least some good news for one lucky prize bond holder from County Cork.
Far from being unlucky for this punter, Friday, March 13 turned out to have a significant silver lining as they picked up the Star Prize of a cool €50,000 in weekly draw.
The winning number was IN700953 and the bond was purchased in 2008.
A spokesperson for the Prize Bond Company, a joint venture between An Post and FEXCO on behalf of the National Treasury Management Agency (NTMA), said the winner will be notified by post.
"Last week there were more than 5,100 prizes awarded amounting to over €319,000," said the spokesperson
"Prize bond holders can check draw results online at www.StateSavings.ie and the main winning numbers are also available in most Post Offices."