Quick Pick ticket came up trumps in village

Store owner Michéal Lynch celebrates with his wife Carol, daughter Emma, mum Mary and Martin Manley, National Lottery

The National Lottery today appealed to anybody that played the Lotto players in the village of Castlegregory to check their tickets as they may well be a millionaire without even knowing it – and one local woman soon discovered that he had won.

The winning ticket in Wednesday Lotto Plus 1 draw was sold on the Dingle Peninsula but mystery surrounds the exact identity of the winner who popped into Lynch’s Country Store on Strand Street in the centre of the village, which sold the winning Quick Pick ticket, and asked them to check her numbers.

Store owner Micheál Lynch was ecstatic to receive the call from the National Lottery following Wednesday’s draw.

“Anytime that you see the National Lottery number popping up on your phone, you know it’s going to be good news,” he said.
Mr Lynch said his customers have had a recent run of good fortune with Lottery prizes in the store but this €1 million win puts the icing on the cake.

Staff and customers celebrate the great win in Castlegregory.
Pictures: Don MacMonagle

“Just before Christmas, our own staff syndicate won a €50,000 EuroMillions prize, so we know what the winning feeling is like.

“We were hopeful that the winner is a regular customer as the village itself is very quiet this time of year with very little tourists or passing trade.

“The whole town will be out celebrating,” he said.

The lucky winner has been instructed to sign the back of the ticket and arrangements are being made to claim her prize.
The winning numbers in Wednesday’s Lotto Plus 1 draw were:8, 11, 26, 27, 38, 45 and the bonus was 43.

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