A delighted Lotto player from the North West collected the 5 March Lotto jackpot of €8,244,502 at Lottery Headquarters today…the deadline for collecting the cash!
The Lotto jackpot which had been rolling since 27 January 2016, is the biggest ever win in Co. Sligo.
The player, who wishes to remain anonymous, bought the normal play ticket on the day of the draw in XL Shop n Stop on Stephen Street. One national newspaper claimed a syndicate from Donegal had won the cash.
There had been a dispute between the ticket holder and the lotto for the past 2 months – with no-one willing to say what it was about.
Incredibly, this is not the first Lotto win for retailer, Matt Lyons, whose XL Shop n Stop is on something of a winning streak.
In December 2009, the shop sold a €4.3 million jackpot winning ticket and just weeks ago, Ciara Fallon won €276,000 on Winning Streak when she claimed the €250,000 prize on Spin the Wheel, with her entry scratch card being bought in the very same shop.
You too could be winner, as tonight’s EuroMillions jackpot is an estimated €65 million. For your chance to win this fantastic prize, purchase your ticket at your local agent store or online at lottery.ie before 7:45pm.