A LUCKY Lotto ticket worth €250,000 was sold in a Cork shop, bosses have revealed.
The Plus 2 Quick Pick slip was purchased at Ray’s Centra/Applegreen service station on the Limerick Road on the outskirts of Charleville town.
The winning digits from the Lotto Plus 2 draw were: 08, 25, 29, 34, 41, 42 and the bonus: 28.
Co-owner of Lee’s Centra/Applegreen service station, Ray Lee said they’re “over the moon” for the winner.
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He said: “My brother, Brendan and I set up this store over 15 years ago and this is our first big Lotto win so we’re absolutely over the moon for one of our customers.
“I got the call from the National Lottery late last night so since then, the excitement has been building throughout Charleville town, knowing that one of the locals might be a quarter of a million richer.
“We are located on the Limerick Road going out of Charleville so even with Covid-19 restrictions in place, we are still getting a lot of passing traffic with essential workers coming to and from their place of work, so there is a chance that it could be one of them.
“We’re asking everybody who may have bought a ticket in the store to carefully check their tickets because as the old line goes, it could be you.”
There was no winner of the €4.1million Lotto jackpot which now rolls to an estimated €4.5million on Wednesday.
But Saturday night’s Lotto draws produced 103,000 prize winners including 103 winners of the bumper Lotto Plus Raffle prize who each collect €10,209, sharing an additional €1million which was added to the draw to celebrate the bank holiday weekend.
With so many big winners in last night’s Lotto draw, the National Lottery has urged players throughout the country to check their tickets carefully.
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A National Lottery spokesperson said: “While one lucky player in Cork is €250,000 richer this morning, there are also 103 individual winners scattered throughout the country who have won €10,209 each.
“Each of these winners can collect their prize at their local An Post Prize Claim Centres, when safe to do so.
“If you are the lucky winner of the €250,000 Lotto Plus 2 top prize, please contact our prize claims team on 1800 666 222 or email email@example.com and we will make arrangements for you to collect your prize once COVID-19 restrictions are lifted.”
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