It seems as though a lucky guy from Dublin definitely has the luck of the Irish during his trip to Thailand recently. Not only did he drive past a girl standing outside a hairdresser and experience love at first sight but she brought him a huge amount of luck on the way…
The overjoyed holidaymaker, who wants to remain anonymous said: "I'm a very lucky guy - and I owe it all to my girlfriend in Thailand"
While on holiday in Thailand, it was love at first sight when he drove past a pretty girl standing outside a hairdresser and she made eye contact with him.
Although he’s back in Dublin now after travelling through Thailand, the couple have been having a long-distance relationship for the past 6 months. It was during one of the conversations that she helped him pick his lotto numbers using the Line app on his iPhone.
The lucky and in-love lotto winner, picked up his ticket in the Nevin Service Station on the Ballymun Road, Whitehall, Dublin 9 last Saturday.
It was a €20 ticket with 10 lines. His girlfriend chose eight of the 10 in Thailand five weeks ago, winning £254,000 (€350,000) today after scoring top prize in last weekend's Lotto Plus draw.
He explained: "You could say it was love at first sight.
"We've been going out together for about six months.
"I met my girlfriend in Thailand.
"I was on holiday.
"She was working as a hairdresser then and I was standing on the back of a taxi in transit.
"I saw her standing outside the hairdressers, and our eyes locked.
"That was it, really.
"I asked her out and she's definitely my lucky charm.
"I wouldn't have won this prize without her.
"She sent me online the numbers for this win."
He arrived at the national Lottery Headquarters, with his mum, sister and nephews to claim and collect his lucky lotto win. As his new girlfriend had a role to play in him winning the lotto, he had her on video call through the same app she used to send the winning numbers while they collected the winnings.
They toasted their win with a glass of champagne even though they are thousands of miles apart at the moment.
When asked about if he had any plans for this winnings, he said the top of his list is to buy a house in Thailand.
Luckily, due to the lotto win, the couple will now be able to spend more time together, with not one house but two houses on the cards, one in Thailand and one in Ireland.
"In fact, I'm going to buy two houses – one here and one in Thailand.
"I really believe in the luck of the Irish, and coupled with my lucky girlfriend, this is definitely a day to remember.
"And it's her lucky day too.
"She just told me that she won €40 in the Stock lottery in Thailand today."
It just goes to show, Lady Luck can give you luck in mysterious ways. Your time will come and when it does, you might be in for much more than you bargained for!
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