Irish Woman Wins Big on Scratch Card

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Over the Christmas holiday a punter won £100,000 from a scratch lottery ticket she bought while shopping for gifts.

The big winner is Stephanie Harkin from Northern Ireland, who ended up winning the big prize while she was out shopping. After she composed herself from her big win she told her husband, who was also ecstatic. Mrs. Harkin says that the plan to take holidays to Disneyland Paris as well as Benidorm with her big prize.

Speaking about her big win Stephanie said, "My two young sons had to bring a present to school the next day to place under the Christmas tree for St Vincent de Paul, so we all went along with my mum to Tesco on Lisnagelvin Road to buy the presents. While we were there, I bought myself a Diamond Riches Scratchcard which I scratched in the foyer as we were waiting for my mum to finish up her shopping. Once I saw the three diamonds, I knew that I had won a large amount as I'd played this card before, but I didn't want to get too excited."

"I checked the amounts on the card and when my mum returned, I kept telling her quietly that I'd won a hundred grand. I kept my voice down as I didn't want to make a scene but I was completely shaking all over and couldn't even remember the pin number to unlock my phone and call my husband. The girl behind the counter looked at my card and got visibly excited before telling me that she couldn't pay me over the counter as I'd won £100k."

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Dustin Jermalowicz
Dustin has a long-standing passion for gambling. He has been writing professionally on the subject and breaking industry news for Casino Listings since 2011. His favorite casino games include Blackjack, Poker, and Hi/Lo. A proud native of Detroit, Dustin currently lives in Michigan.