Woman scoops e24k

A CARLINGFORD man sold a lucky ticket to a woman who scooped e24,000 on The National Lottery’s Big Money Game Show.

A CARLINGFORD man sold a lucky ticket to a woman who scooped e24,000 on The National Lottery’s Big Money Game Show.

Michael McGuinness, a National Lottery ticket selling agent from Village XL, Dundalk Street, Carlingford sold the ticket to Catherine Collins from Shaughan Road, Belleek, Newry, Co Down.

The Big Money Game TV Gameshow is based solely on chance and there is no skill involved. To enter, players must submit a 3-star ticket in one of the special 3-star envelopes.

Catherine never watched The Big Money Game show before but was getting ready to go out when she heard her name being called out.

She feels really lucky as the same week she also had four numbers on Lotto - prior to these two wins she had never won anything in her life.

Her greatest dream is to build her own house. She appeared on the show on Saturday, July 30 and is now planning to save the money she won.

Pictured at the presentation of the winning cheque are from left: Eddie Banville, Head of Marketing the National Lottery; Catherine Collins, winning participant; Derek Mooney, game show host and Michael McGuinness, the National Lottery ticket selling agent from Village XL, Dundalk Street, Carlingford.

The five players including Catherine won prizes to the value of e424,000. The biggest winner won prizes to the value of e283,500.