Leitrim Syndicate Picks Up €11.1 Million Irish Lotto Jackpot
Last Updated: Friday 23rd September 2016, 10:58 am
The winners of the €11.1 million Irish Lotto jackpot from Saturday 20th August have finally come forward and collected their cash from National Lottery headquarters in Dublin. The winning ticket was owned by a syndicate, who played their lucky lines at the Spar on Main Street in Kinlough, Co Leitrim.
The eight-figure haul was the biggest prize ever won in the county and is the second-largest Irish Lotto jackpot claimed this year, behind a family from Belmullet, Co Mayo who picked up €13.7 million on Saturday 23rd January. A spokesperson for the Leitrim winners declared they were “absolutely delighted,” before adding, “we look forward to good health and happiness.”
Rumours as to the identity of the ticket holder had been the talk of the village since the draw, with shopkeeper Noel McGowan claiming up to a hundred names had been in the frame, but the lottery group chose to remain anonymous when they picked up their giant cheque. McGowan also confirmed that interest in the win had spread beyond Kinlough, estimating that he had seen a 50 percent spike in business as punters flooded in from across Leitrim and nearby Sligo and Donegal to try and capture some of the good fortune for themselves.
It has been a busy week for the Irish National Lottery, with the Leitrim group visiting the day after a Westmeath syndicate collected their half of a €4.6 million Irish Lotto jackpot from Saturday 10th September. They bought their tickets from a Topaz service station in Athlone.
If you would like to be the next player to win big, you can play Irish Lotto online or from authorised retailers in Ireland for tomorrow’s €3.5 million draw. Visit the Buy Tickets page now to throw your hat in the ring for a seven-figure payday this weekend. Good luck!