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Teddy eyes BMW birthday treat after €50k Lottery win

June 15th, 2018 11:56 AM

By Southern Star Team

Teddy and Marion at the Lottery headquarters.

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A CLONAKILTY man who won €50,000 on a National Lottery scratch card plans to enjoy a holiday down under that he would otherwise have missed out on and maybe a top of the range BMW sports car. 

Teddy Corcoran, a newly turned pensioner, bought the €5 All Cash Platinum scratch card at his local Spar. The former construction worker  proclaimed he will spend some of his winnings on a holiday of a lifetime to Australia  while he has also set his sights on a sports car. 

Speaking from the National Lottery winners’ room as he celebrated his €50,000 win with his wife Marion and his extended family, a delighted Teddy said: ‘What a win it is, it’s just unbelievable! I only officially became a pensioner last week after I turned 66 and I never in my wildest dreams would have expected to be prolonging those celebrations in National Lottery offices while toasting a massive win like this.’ 

He said the win gives him and his family ‘a lot of freedom that’s for sure. We have a big family gathering organised in Australia next year which we were going to miss out on but not anymore! I’ll definitely allow myself one big treat to celebrate the win properly. My one and only weakness in life is cars. I have had my eye on a nice BMW for some time so I’ll be rewarding myself as a belated birthday present and after that I will obviously be looking after my children and grandchildren,’ he added.

that he would otherwise have missed out on and maybe a top of the range BMW sports car. 

Teddy Corcoran, a newly turned pensioner, bought the €5 All Cash Platinum scratch card at his local Spar. The former construction worker  proclaimed he will spend some of his winnings on a holiday of a lifetime to Australia  while he has also set his sights on a sports car. 

Speaking from the National Lottery winners’ room as he celebrated his €50,000 win with his wife Marion and his extended family, a delighted Teddy said: ‘What a win it is, it’s just unbelievable! I only officially became a pensioner last week after I turned 66 and I never in my wildest dreams would have expected to be prolonging those celebrations in National Lottery offices while toasting a massive win like this.’ 

He said the win gives him and his family ‘a lot of freedom that’s for sure. We have a big family gathering organised in Australia next year which we were going to miss out on but not anymore! I’ll definitely allow myself one big treat to celebrate the win properly. My one and only weakness in life is cars. I have had my eye on a nice BMW for some time so I’ll be rewarding myself as a belated birthday present and after that I will obviously be looking after my children and grandchildren,’ he added.

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