A couple from Dublin, Ireland, returned from a three-week Spanish vacation on Wednesday and discovered they'd bagged the €250,000 jackpot from the Irish Lotto Plus 2 drawing held on Saturday, August 16, 2014.
The lucky winners, who have chosen to remain anonymous, claimed their prize yesterday and told lottery officials they'd taken the ticket on vacation with them, but had no idea it was worth such a lot of money.
"That ticket survived Barcelona, the pick-pocketing capital of the world," the man joked.
Although they have just returned from Spain, the unexpected influx of cash may soon see them jetting off a little further afield.
"We'll do some travelling," the mad said. Maybe New York to start. I've family in America, so it will be good to have the excuse to visit them."