Lucky Ryanair Customer Wins €100,000

11 Aug 2021

Monaghan’s Brendan Finnegan Scoops €100k Following  Purchase Of €2 Ryanair Charity Scratchcard


Ryanair, Europe’s no. 1 airline for making dreams come true is today (11 Aug) pleased to announce that not one, but two of its lucky customers have scooped €100,000 each, having had the chance to play for a life-changing €1,000,000 in separate ‘Win A Million’ games. Brendan Finnegan from Co. Monaghan and Lorena Faitini from Bergamo in Italy  purchased their Ryanair charity scratch cards while flying Ryanair’s lowest fares to Italy and Spain respectively, and were entered into a draw for the chance to travel to Dublin to play for €1m having revealed a ‘YES’ on their lucky cards.

Brendan played for his chance to win €1m in a nail-biting ‘Win A Million’ game held in Dublin this week, scooping €100,000 in prize winnings. Ryanair partners with some incredible charity projects and is committed to raising vital funds for its scratch card partners across Europe including The Jack & Jill Foundation, Make A Wish Italy, Kinderhilfe Germany, Naomi House & Jacksplace UK and many more. The Ryanair Foundation has contributed over €10m to designated charities across Europe and will continue supporting these long-standing partnerships that rely on the support and generosity of Ryanair’s customers.


Ryanair’s Director of Marketing, Dara Brady said:

“It was a pleasure meeting Brendan this week at our ‘Win A Million’ event. Ryanair has supported seven charity partners through its scratch card sales over the last 5 years – generating millions of Euro for some amazing causes. Brendan who won €100,000 from the purchase of a €2 scratch card, leaves today with a life changing sum to enjoy with his friends and family.

Customers who buy Ryanair’s scratch cards are also helping a range of charities across Europe, who receive ongoing donations, so look out for our scratch cards on your next Ryanair flight and you could be our next winner.”


Please see reaction comments from Brendan below:

 “This has been an incredible experience, one that I will never forget. Never in a million years did I think when I bought the scratch card on a flight to Italy did I picture making it all the way to this ‘Win A Million’ event today. I knew of Ryanair’s charity partnerships with the likes of Jack and Jill here in Ireland and €2 for a scratch card is not a lot of money to part with in the name of charity. It’s a win-win, I’ve just walked away with €100,000 for my family and my fiancée Michelle as we start our life together and these amazing hard-working charities benefit from the generosity of Ryanair and its customers.

After the year that has been, and the luck that that flight to Italy brought to me, I will be whisking my fiancée on a trip back to Italy ASAP – flying Ryanair of course!”