A single mum from Scotland is busy planning what to do with the £70,000 she won at Betfred on the Irish Lotto.
The 40-year-old mother-of-two placed a couple of bets – a five-fold and a Canadian – totalling £1.70 on the numbers 6, 18, 19, 27 and 45 which were all drawn to secure her windfall.
She’s following a family tradition started by her father 35 years ago of playing the numbers game – and she’s stuck with the aforementioned lucky numbers that were decided on over a year ago via a computer-generated lucky dip.
The jubilant winner, who works in the education service in North Lanarkshire, has plans to replace the windows and bathroom at her home, go on a family holiday to Florida and get her son a car.
She said: “When I realised all the numbers had been drawn, I just stared at the screen and screamed out in delight.
“We’re all so happy, and we’ve even been talking about maybe getting ourselves a flat in Spain – but we’ll see how things go first.”
Betfred boss Fred Done said:
“Congratulations to this loyal customer who has picked my pocket big time. I’m glad she’s already setting out plans to spend her winnings wisely.”