€1m Lotto ticket sold in Sixmilebridge

€1m Lotto ticket sold in Sixmilebridge

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County Clare is home to Ireland’s newest millionaire after a Lotto ticket worth €1 million was sold in Sixmilebridge.

The National Lottery is now appealing to its Lotto players in the Banner County to check their tickets after the top prize of €1 million was won on last night’s Lotto Plus 1 draw last night (Saturday 22nd June).

The winning ticket was sold at Reddan’s Store and Sixmilebridge Post Office in Sixmilebridge, Co Clare. Reddan’s Store is no stranger to selling winning tickets as it sold a winning Lotto jackpot ticket worth €4,433,754 in July 2014, which was claimed by a Clare family.

Speaking on selling this winning ticket, Tony Reddan, owner of Reddan’s Store said: “It’s incredible to have sold another winning Lotto ticket worth a massive amount of money. I couldn’t believe it when the National Lottery called last night and it’s almost five years to the day since we sold the €4.4 million Lotto jackpot winning ticket! It is really good news for the town and I really do hope it is one of our local customers. I’ve no idea who the winner is – it isn’t me even though I did win €3 on the Lotto draw last night! Best of luck to whoever it is!”

This is the seventh Lotto Plus 1 top prize of €1 million to be won so far in 2019 and is the 13th prize exceeding €1 million won across all Lotto games this year. The winning Lotto Plus 1 numbers for last night’s draw were: 16, 17, 27, 31, 32, 37 and the bonus number was 46.

The winning ticket was sold at Reddan’s Store and Post Office in Sixmilebridge – Photo: © Pat Flynn 2017

A spokesperson for the National Lottery said: “Reddan’s Store and Post Office sure is a lucky Lotto store after selling it’s second winning ticket worth €1 million or more in five years. This ticketholder is the lucky 13th Lotto millionaire made this year alone. We are asking all our Clare Lotto players to check their tickets carefully and if you have won this life-changing €1 million be sure to sign the back of the ticket, put the ticket in a safe place and contact our prize claims team on 01 836 4444, and we will make arrangements for you to come to the National Lottery to collect your prize”.

There was no winner of last night’s Lotto jackpot of €3,256,662, which rolls to an estimated €3.5 million for next Wednesday’s draw (26th June).

Nearly 30 cent in every €1 spent on National Lottery games goes back to Good Causes in the areas of sport, youth, health, welfare, education, arts, heritage and the Irish Language. In total more than €5.4 Billion has been raised for Good Causes since the National Lottery was established 32 years ago. In 2018 alone, more than €227 million was raised; the equivalent of €620,000 a day in support for local Good Causes in communities across Ireland.

 

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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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