Woman finds lottery ticket worth $157,000 while cleaning out her handbag

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Woman Finds Lottery Ticket Worth $157,000 While Cleaning Out Her Handbag

Handbags often hold a surprising number of objects, and on many occasions the clutter build-up can be significant.

A woman in Kilkenny, Ireland decided it was time to clean hers out, and the efforts paid off handsomely.

Among the myriad items was a winning lottery ticket worth roughly $157,000 purchased on August 6, reports UPI.

The woman told lottery office reporters, "My handbag was bulging and I decided to clear the load...There were a few Lotto tickets in there. I'd just seen the news that the big jackpot was won...but I thought, sure you never know, there might be a few quid on these."

She scanned them at an area store, and was shocked when instructed to contact the National Lottery.

The woman picked up her big prize on Monday.

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