Thursday 14 December 2017

Twink confirms she didn't win €12m Lotto jackpot: 'The whole of Knocklyon wants to believe it's me!'

Twink: The panto star and her beloved Teddy Bear at home in Dublin. Photo: Gerry Mooney
Twink: The panto star and her beloved Teddy Bear at home in Dublin. Photo: Gerry Mooney
Adèle King (Twink) enjoys a coffee at the bar. Picture: David Conachy
Adele King (Twink) at the Sunday Independent Life Magazine Christmas party
Twink at the VIP Style Awards 2016
Adele King and her dog Teddy
Adele King aka Twink pictured at the VIP Style Awards 2015 at the Marker Hotel in Dublin. Picture: Arthur Carron
Twink is the new face of Phone Watch Picture:Conor McCabe Photography
Kirsty Blake Knox

Kirsty Blake Knox

Adele King, aka panto dame Twink, has confirmed that she is not one of the winners of the €12.8m Lotto jackpot.

The winning ticket was sold in Adele's local Supervalu in Knocklyon.

This week there was speculation that Adele could have bought the winning ticket.

However, speaking to Independent.ie, Adele said she’s "not the lucky type."

Adele King and her dog Teddy
Adele King and her dog Teddy

"I have to work for anything I get."

However, Adele understands how she became embroiled in the €12.8 m Lotto goose chase.

"I was having a laugh with a neighbour who was doing the midweek lotto. For the craic I did one box and a plus! I mentioned the next day that I had a win – wrong move!"

Adele had indeed selected a winning combination but it was for a Lotto Match 3 draw.

Her total winnings came to €10.

"I won a tenner," she said. "Close but no cigar eh?"

Twink at the VIP Style Awards 2016
Twink at the VIP Style Awards 2016

The following day Adele had to deal with journalists waiting outside her house.

They informed her she had landed millions.

"The WHAT?" Twink said.

"The whole of Knocklyon wants to believe it’s me – HA!," she said.

"Bless my beautiful neighbours. I informed them that we would all be on a yacht together in the Seychelles by now if it was me."

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