PICTURE: Carlow man who nearly choked on lunch after €20,000 win on scratch card


Darren Hassett


Darren Hassett



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Richard Lawlor from Carlow celebrates his €20,000 scratch card win at National Lottery headquarters

An engineer from Carlow has described how he nearly choked on his lunch after he won a €20,000 prize on a National Lottery scratch card during his lunch break.

Richard Lawlor, 26, who works at Edwards Engineering in Tullow, Carlow was on his lunch break when he decided to buy a €5 Money Multiplier scratch card with his lunch.

The lucky Carlow man was scratching the winning scratch card while eating his roll when he discovered that he’d won the massive prize.

"We just can’t believe it. I got onto the boss straight away and he told me to take the rest of the day off to get to Dublin and claim my prize.

"Every now and again I’d get a scratch card with my lunch but you never expect that there’s going to be €20,000 on a ticket – It’ll certainly make the Christmas more enjoyable," he said.

The winning €5 Money Multiplier 20 X was sold at Hickson’s SuperValu in Tullow, Carlow.