Donegal punter bags €7,505 with €5 bet

Fiver treble beats 1,500/1 odds thanks to last two numbers

Staff Reporter


Staff Reporter


Donegal punter bags  €7,505 with €5 bet

There was more EuroMillions joy this weekend when a County Donegal native took a €5 punt on three Lotto numbers and landed a tasty four-figure sum.

The anonymous customer placed a €5 treble in a BoyleSports shop in Donegal on Friday and were left hoping for numbers 3, 27 and 33 all to come out in the main EuroMillions draw that evening.

The bet looked doomed as number 33 was the only ball that had landed with just two numbers left to roll out. But when numbers 3 and 27 completed the draw, the bet was saved from the jaws of defeat, beating odds of 1,500/1 in the process.

The lucky punter was able to return to the shop on Saturday and swap their lucky docket for a grand total of €7,505.

Lawrence Lyons, spokesperson for BoyleSports said: “Our Donegal customer took aim at 1,500/1 odds for three numbers and their ambition has paid off handsomely. We send huge congratulations up north and hope they lap up the tasty winnings.”