Winner of 10000 EUR Ryanair scratch card eats winning ticket

Saturday 27, February 2010


Winner of 10000 EUR Ryanair scratch card eats winning ticket


Ryanair, the world’s favourite airline, today (26th Feb) confirmed that the winner of a €10,000 Ryanair scratch card, on Thursday’s FR1724 flight from Krakow to East Midlands, ate the €10,000 winning ticket after crew confirmed he had won the €10,000 prize.



When the delighted crew congratulated the winner and advised him how to claim his prize he apparently became upset that Ryanair’s cabin crew could not pay him the €10,000 there and then on the flight. When the crew explained to him that these very large €10,000 prizes needed to be verified with, and collected directly from, the scratch card company the prize winner became angry and decided to digest his win – literally!


Since this €10,000 prize will now go unclaimed Ryanair and Brand Force, the scratch card company, have decided to offer the cash to charity and have asked Ryanair passengers to vote on (until Fri 5th Mar) for which type of charity Ryanair should donate the €10,000 prize to, from the following list:


1. An Anger Management Charity

2. An Eating Disorder Charity

3. A Gamblers Charity

4. A Disruptive Children’s Charity

5. A Mental Health Charity


Full results of this ‘angry’ poll will be announced on Friday 5th March.


Ryanair’s Stephen McNamara said:


“In the last two year’s Ryanair’s scratch cards have given away 10 cars, over €300,000 in cash prizes and over 100,000 flight vouchers. Passengers have always been delighted to claim their large cash prizes after returning home. Unfortunately our latest winner felt that we should have his €10,000 prize kicking around on the aircraft.


Yesterday’s events prove that while Ryanair’s scratch cards offer large cash prizes they clearly taste great too! Crew tried to stop the air Gourmet Scratch Card eater by offering him one of our great tasting sandwiches, pizzas or snacks instead, but clearly he had much more expensive tastes!


Ryanair is now asking passengers to vote on which type of charity Ryanair should donate the €10,000 prize money to with one charity from anger management, eating and digestive disorders to disruptive children’s and mental health charities now set to benefit from a real meal ticket!”




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