Belfast Telegraph

Winning 88 million euro jackpot ticket sold at busy service station

The winning ticket for the 88 million euro EuroMillions jackpot was sold in one of the busiest service stations in the country.

The National Lottery confirmed the numbers were selected in the Applegreen on the M1 northbound at Lusk, Co Dublin.

The agency's chief executive Dermot Griffin said: "We are delighted to see another EuroMillions jackpot win in Ireland.

"EuroMillions continues to capture the imagination of our players and, you never know, we could have another lucky jackpot winner tonight, with a guaranteed jackpot of 17m euro."

Applegreen joined in the celebrations by offering petrol and diesel at 88.5 cent per litre while stocks last.

The jackpot prize of 88,587,275 euro is the third biggest ever EuroMillions win in Ireland .

The biggest winner was Dolores McNamara, who scooped 115 million euro in 2005, while other cheques have been written in recent years for 94 million euro for someone who bought a ticket in north Dublin, 87 million for a syndicate for a ticket bought in Ballybrack, Dublin, and a group of friends who won 66 million euro.

It will be several days before the newest multimillionaires can get their hands on the prize, as the eight other countries where the game is played have to transfer the funds.

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