A Dublin mum didn't notice scratchcard win was €200,000

The top prize in the All Cash game of €200,000 has been won. © File Photo / Lottery.ie
The top prize in the All Cash game of €200,000 has been won. © File Photo / Lottery.ie

A Dublin mum has told how she 'should have gone to Specsavers' after heading into Lottery Headquarters to claim her twenty thousand euro prize only to be told that there was another zero.

The lucky mum-of-three had bought a €10 All Cash scratchcard in her local shop in Summerhill Parade while on the way to pick up her kids from school.

“I went outside and scratched the card and saw what I thought was €20,000," she said.

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"I was so excited I called my mother and we decided to come straight here to the National Lottery office to cash it in. My first thought was that I could go on a sun holiday with the kids. I have never been further than Scotland before",

However, when she went to claim her cash prize she was told her actual winnings were €200,000.

“I went weak at the knees with excitement. It is clear I should have gone to Specsavers!” she joked.

A National Lottery spokesperson said the staff were thrilled for the winner.

“There was a great buzz in the office when we were able to give the happy news to our player that her win was actually 10 times more than she initially thought. We remind all our scratch card players to always read their cards carefully after scratching them.”

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