A woman who won €258,528 in the EuroMillions Lotto threw her ticket in the bin.
The single mother from Co. Galway, who wishes to remain anonymous, bought her lucky ticket while holidaying in Donegal.
She picked up an €8 quick pick at Kee’s EuroSpar, Laghey on Tuesday, July 30.
She forgot about the ticket until she saw a story about it in the paper. “I couldn’t remember where I put my ticket. I searched the car, no ticket. I searched the house, top to bottom, no ticket.” Finally, she looked in the bin, which was due to be emptied the next day. “There it was, covered in onions, olive oil and garlic, but still in one piece!
“It still doesn’t feel real.
“I can’t believe that I came so close to losing the ticket and now I have the cheque in my hand”, she said.