Lotto jackpot winners claim prize

Lotto jackpot winners claim prize


LotteryThe holders of the winning ticket in Wednesday night’s National Lottery today claimed their jackpot winnings of €5,318,671.

The couple, who are not from Clare, bought their winning €7.50 Quick Pick ticket while “passing through” the County.

The ticket, which was the 40th jackpot ticket to be purchased in Clare, was bought at O’Keeffe’s Spar, known locally as Roslevan Stores, in Roslevan, near Ennis.

O'Keeffe's Spar shop where Wednesday night's winning lotto ticket was sold. Pic Google
O’Keeffe’s Spar shop where Wednesday night’s winning lotto ticket was sold. Pic Google

The lucky couple, who do not wish their win to be a public one, declared themselves ‘delighted but not surprised’ to have won.

The lucky husband told Newstalk: “I always said I’d win Lotto, but it was still a very big surprise when it happened, and all the more because I’ve been playing since 1988, when the game began, and always play my own numbers”.

“On Wednesday, I included just one line of Quick Pick numbers – as insurance – and that’s the line that won”, he added.

Clare has enjoyed an unprecedented run of luck over the past two years in particular with seven lottery win’s being scooped in the county since  since 2008.

The most recent big local win in the National Lottery came in July 2014 when a County Clare family collected a cheque for €4,433,754 having purchased their quick-pick ticket at Reddan’s Store and Post Office in Sixmilebridge.

In March 2014, a €24 mix play winning ticket scooped a massive €8,302,204 prize for another lucky winner in Kilrush.

In November 2013, a couple from Quin won a Lotto jackpot worth €5,553,404 while in August the same year year, a Limerick woman won a €6m jackpot with a ticket purchased in Lahinch.

In 2008, a staff and customers syndicate at a hardware store in Ennis celebrated a €2m lotto win which cames just eight months after their shop and factory were completely destroyed by fire.