East Clare shop sells €500,000 EuroMillions ticket

East Clare shop sells €500,000 EuroMillions ticket

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An East Clare grocery shop owner got his holidays off to the perfect start when he got a phone call to say he had sold a winning €500,000 EuroMillions Plus ticket in last night’s bumper €190 million draw.

Lance O’Neill, owner of Barrys Mace in Blackwater, Ardnacrusha, had just started a family holiday near Barcelona in Spain when he learned one of his customers is a half a million Euros richer.

And ironically the jackpot winning ticket from last night’s mega €190 million EuroMillions Jackpot was actually sold in Spain!

“How ironic is that. I can confirm that I did not buy a EuroMillions ticket here so I am not the Spanish jackpot winner!” laughed Lance.

Lance has owned his shop in the tiny Co. Clare community for 13 years. He sold a quarter of a million Euro winning Lotto ticket nine years ago.

“It’s a small village and it would be lovely if it was somebody local who has won. But it could also have been anybody driving through going to East Clare. I look forward to celebrating with staff and locals when I get home next week.”

 

 

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Chief Reporter Pat Flynn has worked as a journalist for almost 30 years. His career began during the late 1980s when, like many aspiring radio presenters of the time, he worked for local pirate radio stations in Clare and Limerick. Pat joined Clare FM in 1990 where he worked as researcher initially and later presented several different programmes including the station's flagship current affairs programme. He was also the station's News Editor and Deputy Controller of Programmes. Despite leaving in 2003 to pursue a career as a freelance journalist, he continues to work with the station to this day. As well as being the Clare Herald’s Chief Reporter Pat is also freelance journalist and broadcaster, contributing to Ireland’s national newspapers and is a regular contributor to national broadcasters.

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