Speculation is rife that a firm of taxi drivers have won the latest lotto jackpot.
The National Lottery is appealing to players on both sides of the border to check their numbers to see if they are the holders of Saturday’s winning €4.4 million jackpot on a ticket sold in Lifford.
Local speculation is in overdrive that a firm of taxi-drivers just a few hundred yards across Lifford Bridge in the Co Tyrone town of Strabane.
The golden quick pick ticket, sold at Daly’s Topaz on the Letterkenny Road in Lifford, could have been purchased over the border.
Delighted store owner, Austin Daly, said that between 40 and 50 per-cent of his business is from over the border in Co. Tyrone.
He said “You never know. We have a lot of passing traffic here as well as a good local trade. So who knows! We are spreading the word to our customers. All in all it’s a great week for Lifford and for Donegal”.
He added: “The excitement is unbelievable since news broke late Saturday night that we sold the winning ticket. Everybody is in good form and we have a lot of people coming through hoping the luck will rub off on them!”
Meanwhile, the National Lottery revealed today that since Lotto was launched in 1988 Co. Donegal has had a total of 90 Lotto jackpot winners sharing over €116 million.
“We are delighted that Donegal has scored its 90th Lotto jackpot win. We are reminding all our players, especially those on both sides of the border, to check their tickets. The winning numbers are: 1, 2, 7, 33, 34, 40 and bonus number was 6.
“So far we have had no contact from a lucky winner. What a great way for someone to celebrate Blue Monday if they discover today they have come into this mega win.”
Meanwhile, the spokesperson is also reminding players to check if they have matched five numbers and bonus from Saturday night’s Lotto draw to win a cool €283,274. Incredibly this winning Quick Pick ticket was sold down the road from Lifford at G & S Supermarket, Church Road in Carndonagh, Co. Donegal.Tags: