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My phone lit up last night and to my surprise, the National Lottery number came up"

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THE ticket for the biggest winning lottery prize of the year, at nearly €11m, was bought at the Spar in Mount Oval Village in Rochestown, in Cork. 

The elusive ticket, worth €10,780,193, was a Quick Pick purchase, owner of the store and Cork native, Shane Cantillon said.

The National Lottery has also confirmed that it is still waiting to hear from the latest Lotto millionaire of 2020 and reminded all players in the Rebel County to check their tickets to ensure that their prize is paid in time to celebrate Christmas in style.

Mr Cantillon was overjoyed by the news once he was informed of the win by the National Lottery late on Thursday evening.

He said that he has always promised his staff a huge celebration if they sell a big winning lottery ticket and he intends to throw the bash of a lifetime to thank them for their incredible work after a tough 12 months.

“My phone lit up last night and to my surprise, the National Lottery number came up,” he said.

“I was aware the winning Lotto ticket was won in Cork so I knew it could only be one thing – I must have sold the winning ticket.

“Working with my entire family in the business makes this win even more special.

“The ethos of the business is all about being local, supporting local communities and local suppliers and now one of our local customers is worth over €10 million.

“2020 has been a tough year for everybody but knowing that somebody in the area may be €10.7 million richer today is a huge buzz for us.”

The jackpot is officially the 20th biggest prize win in the history of the National Lottery.

The winning numbers were 9, 12, 22, 28, 35 and 47 – the bonus number was 37.

So it might be worth checking your numbers again, especially if you bought a Quick Pick ticket in the Rochestown area.

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