Celebrations are underway in Donegal this weekend after an ambitious punter turned one coin into a very tasty windfall thanks to a small Lotto wager.

The anonymous native entered a BoyleSports shop in the county on Saturday and placed a €2 bet on four numbers to come out in the Lotto Plus 2 draw later that evening.

They were left hoping for numbers 8, 22, 30 and 38 to come out and faced odds 3,800/1 on them all landing.

They didn’t even have to wait on the bonus ball as all four had rolled out within the main six numbers, triggering the significant payout.

For their modest investment, they were able to return to the shop to pick up a tidy total of €7,602

Lawrence Lyons, spokesperson for BoyleSports said: “It was only a €2 punt, but it has paid off in some fashion so our Donegal customer has earned themselves a firm pat on the back. There’s no need for a summer holiday with the weather we’re enjoying right now but whatever they do with the winnings, we wish them well!”

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