The champagne is flowing as the National Lottery begins trading in scratch cards.

On 23 March 1987, the National Lottery began selling over one million scratch cards on the first day of trading.

Among the early winners are Taoiseach Charles Haughey who won a prize of £2. 

Given that he bought about £30 worth of tickets, he was bound to because the computer says there's a one in nine chance of winning something.

Another lucky punter John Redmond was dumbfounded when he won £1,000. 

Even reporter Kevin O'Connor gets lucky winning £5.

An RTÉ News report broadcast on 23 March 1987. The reporter is Kevin O'Connor.