After his dad passed away a few months ago, Anthony Walsh decided to honour him by continuing to play his lottery numbers. He managed to fulfil his father’s dream of becoming a lotto winner by scooping an impressive €44.000 prize and sharing it with his mother.
The fortunate Cork resident missed the jackpot by one of the main numbers in the Irish Lotto draw on April 4th. Walsh purchased the ticket at the Glanmire Service Station in Cork, but didn’t realize it was worth €44.000 right away.
“I called my mother the day after the draw to check to see if we had any numbers on the lotto and she told me that we didn’t win. I brought the ticket into the local shop on Saturday to get it checked and all of a sudden I’ve been told that we’ve won over €40.000!” recalled Walsh.
When his father passed away in December, this man from Cork decided to form a syndicate with his mother Eileen and play the numbers his father used. He was an avid lottery player for decades and always dreamed about coming to Dublin to collect a major prize. His son Anthony fulfilled that dream as he claimed €44.000 with his mom and their extended family. He believes this a sign his father is still looking out for them.
“There are seven of us in the family so his lucky Lotto numbers are a combination of our birthdays. He had been playing the same numbers for almost 30 years and although he did come close by matching 5 numbers a couple of times. We just knew that he had a big part to play in all of this,” said Walsh.