Hunt Is On To Find €2 Scratch Card Winner


THE hunt is on this evening for Ireland’s latest winner after a mystery player matched €2 on a scratch card, which was found on a footpath on O’Connell street in Dublin city centre.

Punters crashed the National Lottery’s website trying to check for updates to see if the winner’s identity had been discovered.

The winning scratch card was sold in a local Tesco express store in the city, where personnel manager Jeremy Aherne reduced all the shop item prices by 50%.

“So far I’ve lost the business twelve grand since opening today,” he said, popping open a bottle of champagne like he had won the €2 himself, “there’s a lot of speculation, with customers coming in, asking if the winner has come forward, but even if I knew I wouldn’t tell them; that’s up to the winner themselves to decide”.

The shop is already being dubbed the luckiest in Ireland, after selling a Winning Streak ticket containing three stars to a regular customer last month.

“He wasn’t picked from the drum to go on Winning Streak, but he was damn close I’d say,” Aherne added.

The player will have 90 days to claim his €2, before the winnings vanish back into the national lottery vaults, along with the winner’s hopes and dreams.