Dublin Store Sells €5.5 Million Winning Irish Lotto Ticket
Last Updated: Wednesday 25th May 2016, 09:22 am
It has been revealed that a Spar shop in Dublin sold the winning Irish Lotto jackpot ticket for last Saturday’s draw. The lucky ticket holder, who won €5,544,864, is yet to make themselves known, leaving staff members and locals to wonder who the winner might be.
Sparks of Irish Lotto excitement are understandably still flying through the air at the Spar on Upper Baggot Street in the nation’s capital as speculation flies as to who the lucky player could be. In an interview with the Irish Independent, Kieron Connolly, a staff member at the store, spoke of the elation exuded by customers: “People have been coming into the shop and asking about the win. There’s a bit of a buzz around the place all day.”
With a population of over 520,000, identifying the Dublin Irish Lotto winner would be difficult, but the staff of the Spar are hoping the lucky ticket holder is well-known: “We have a lot of regular customers who buy Lotto tickets and we’re hoping it’s one of them.” Connolly said. “During the week, quite a lot of office workers come in and buy tickets. And there are a lot of builders coming in lately so it could be anyone. We’re wondering who it could be.” One thing that is certain, however, is that the 22-year old-sales assistant is eager to find out who served the fortunate customer: “I was working here on Saturday morning and I hope I sold the lucky ticket.”
News of the lottery win has spread like wildfire through the area, with Ali Amir, another member of the Spar team, checking a number of tickets, none which contained the all-important winning line. In addition to people coming in to enquire after their entries, the shop has also experienced a flood of well-wishers: “People have been coming in asking if this is the shop,” explained Ali.
The €5.5 million jackpot was one of over 44,000 prizes to be won on the night, the most successful evening witnessed by Irish Lotto fans for a number of weeks. Many players will be hoping that this level of success can follow on into tonight’s draw, despite two consecutive jackpots not being claimed since June of last year.
Thanks to Saturday’s jackpot win, the top prize total for this evening’s draw has been reset, but it is still worth an incredible €2 million. To be in with a chance of winning, Irish Lotto tickets can be purchased online or from any authorised retailer throughout the country. Keep those fingers crossed and stay lucky!