Co Kildare shop workers expressing delight today selling winning Lotto ticket

A great 'buzz' in Monasterevin store

Louise McCarthy

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Co Kildare shop workers are  expressing delight today after selling a winning Lotto ticket. 

A Lotto player in Co. Kildare fell one number short of winning the €5,683,438 jackpot but won €795,450 after matching five numbers and the bonus ball.

The winner of the record Lotto Match 5 + Bonus prize of €795,450 bought their Quick Pick ticket at the Motorway Services Area, Ballynagalliagh Road, Mayfield, Monasterevin.

Store manager of Junction 14 Mayfield Texaco and Spar, Robert Weldon said: “We’re delighted to have sold the winning ticket in the Spar store here. There is a great buzz about the place this morning. Once we started spreading the good news to customers there was a stampede of people in checking their tickets. It really could be anyone. Where we are, we get so much passing trade, so it really could be anyone up and down the country who is the winner. I wish them the very best.”

Meanwhile, in Dublin, a lucky Lotto player has woken up this morning €1,000,000 better off, after winning the top prize on last night’s Lotto Plus 1 draw. 

Having bought their Lotto Plus 1 ticket at the Texaco Spar Express, Crumlin Road, Dublin 12, Dublin’s newest millionaire was just one of 71,000 players who won prizes in last night’s draw.

Enjoying the atmosphere in Texaco Spar Express on the Crumlin Road, the store manager said, ‘There’s been serious excitement all morning once the news got out about the winning ticket. We’ve a lot of regular local customers, so we really hope that one of them has won. It’s a great feel-good story for the area.’

 

Last night’s winning Lotto Plus 1 numbers were: 2, 13, 15, 34, 38, 40 and the bonus ball was 37.