Winner of €250,000 will party – after paying bills!



A lucky Roscommon woman who won the top prize of €250,000 on a National Lottery scratch card says she’s going to pay her bills – and then plan a party!

  Speaking after she received her cheque in National Lottery offices in Dublin, the Roscommon native, who wishes to remain anonymous, said: “I’m going to take a couple of weeks to get over this marvellous shock and then I will share the news with my close family. I’m looking forward to paying off all of my bills and we’ll certainly have a small gathering to celebrate properly”.

  The €10 Money Multiplier scratch card was sold at the Newsround store in the centre of Roscommon town. The Newsround store is no stranger to selling life-changing National Lottery tickets to their customers, having had three Lotto jackpot wins in 1991 and two separate wins in 1999.

  Owner Barry O’Connor said: “This is an incredible win for the town and there has been a genuine outpouring of support for whoever the lucky lady is. There is a massive sense of achievement in the store this week, knowing that we’ve handed over a life-changing ticket to one of our regular customers”.