Belfast Telegraph

Lotto jackpot winning tickets bought in Donegal and Westmeath

Two winning tickets for a 12.3 million euro Lotto jackpot were sold in Donegal and Westmeath, it has been revealed.

One was sold in Mickey Joe's Country Store in Umlagh, Carrigart, in Co Donegal.

The other was bought in the Topaz Service Station on Dublin Road, Athlone, Co Westmeath.

Both were quick pick tickets, the National Lottery said.

Paula Keegan, store manager with the Topaz Service Station in Athlone, said she was thrilled to have sold one of the tickets that will share in the massive windfall.

"This is the first time we have sold such a large winning ticket," she said.

"This is a busy shop with lots of passing trade so while we would love if the winner was a local, it is a possibility that the ticket was purchased by someone passing through."

National Lottery chief executive Dermot Griffin has urged all players to check their tickets to see if their numbers have come up.

"There will be some very happy players today when they check their tickets and realise they have had a life-changing win," he said.

"We are delighted that the jackpot was shared. It is a huge amount of money that will make a difference to the winners' lives.

"With so many winners from Saturday, it is so important that everybody checks their tickets to see if they hold winning numbers."

The winning numbers are 3, 7, 17, 21, 22 and 28. The bonus number is 2.

The rollover jackpot of 12,344,809 euro almost matched the biggest Lotto win so far this year.

A syndicate from Dublin claimed the 12.85 million euro top prize on March 1.


From Belfast Telegraph