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Lotto luck Clare shop that sold Friday’s €30.9m Euromillions jackpot ticket revealed

It’s great to have a bit of joy and news around the place, it’s brilliant’ – shop owner

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Friday’s €30.9 million jackpot winning ticket was sold at Larkin’s Gala Service Station, Garryurtneal, Ballina, Killaloe, Co. Clare (Photo: Google Maps)

Friday’s €30.9 million jackpot winning ticket was sold at Larkin’s Gala Service Station, Garryurtneal, Ballina, Killaloe, Co. Clare (Photo: Google Maps)

Friday’s €30.9 million jackpot winning ticket was sold at Larkin’s Gala Service Station, Garryurtneal, Ballina, Killaloe, Co. Clare (Photo: Google Maps)

The owner of Larkin’s Gala Service Station has said the excitement is building in the store as it was revealed as the spot that sold Friday’s EuroMillions jackpot ticket worth €30,928,078.

Siobhan Larkin said the news is “absolutely brilliant” and that herself and her husband Michael and son Kieran are in shock.

“Shock, delight, I think we don’t know what we’re doing here or what we’re saying, it’s amazing it’s great for the area. We’re after having a tough two years and it’s great to have a bit of joy and news around the place, it’s brilliant,” she said.

The National Lottery confirmed this morning that Friday’s jackpot winning ticket was sold at Larkin’s Gala Service Station, Garryurtneal, Ballina, Killaloe, Co. Clare.

The service station is located on the border of Clare, Limerick and Tipperary, meaning the hunt for the lucky winner will be focused in the south-west of the country.

The winning numbers were: 13, 18, 38, 42, 45 and the Lucky Stars are 07, 11.

Ms Larkin said the buzz around the town is starting to build up now as people make their way into the store this morning.

“It’s building up now gradually because we’re only starting to tell people now when they’re coming in, no doubt as the morning goes on it’ll get better it’ll be great, it’s great for us,” she said.

“I’ve got a few texts we haven’t had much panic yet it’s a bit early, but I was even saying god I must ring some of my family and tell them now because I was only told about it last night and of course you can’t reveal anything until this morning and then I’m looking at the clock and saying ah they’re not even out of bed yet I can’t be going ringing people,” she said.

“It could be either Tipperary, Clare, it could be Limerick, we’re on the road as you come out from Ballina and heading towards the motorway so we would have an awful lot of passing traffic and we have a forecourt as well. There would be vans coming in getting fuel here so it could be any part of the country,” she said.

Ms Larkin said this win is a “well needed boost” after the last two years of the pandemic. The store is due to celebrate its 21st anniversary in March.

“Our customers have been very loyal to us and they’ve been very good to us all through the years and it’s just great because the last two years have been very tough on the staff and on ourselves and on the local community so something like this is going to bring a great bit of a buzz around the place,” she said.

“People are congratulating us it's brilliant, it’s great news and it’s great for the shop and the staff.”

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Ms Larkin said the lucky store had a win of €500,000 in 2007 and have had scratch card wins worth €30,000 since.

“This is really hitting the jackpot altogether,” she said.

“We’re on the border between Clare and Tipperary there’s only the bridge between us, we’re on the Tipperary side of the bridge.”

The National Lottery has urged EuroMillions players to check their tickets to see if they have won this mega sum of money.

This latest jackpot win is the 17th time the jackpot has been won in Ireland since the EuroMillions game began in 2004.

A National Lottery spokesperson said on Friday: "Today, we are appealing to our players in Clare to check their tickets carefully and if they are the lucky winner, we are advising them to remain calm and to sign the back of their ticket.”

"The lucky winner should make contact with our prize claims team, and we will make arrangements for the winner to claim their prize."

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