A Longford bingo player received a timely pre-Christmas boost this week when their €2 winning ticket turned into a €5,000 windfall.
A Longford Bingo player was left toasting a tidy win at the weekend when an incredible run of balls turned a €2 coin into a five-figure sum.
The anonymous punter took the tiny punt in a BoyleSports shop in the county on Saturday and was left hoping that their six bingo numbers were called out in store.
It had taken only 8 balls for 5 of them to drop, with numbers 6, 10, 15, 16 and 37 leaving them on the brink of a stunning payout.
When number 39 was called as the 9th ball, it landed the small wager and meant their betslip was now worth bang on €5,000.
Lawrence Lyons, spokesperson for BoyleSports said: “Congratulations to our Longford customer on their big win.
"It’s nice to see such a sum of money changing hands when they only took a chance with a €2 investment and we hope they enjoy splashing out on something nice over Christmas.”