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Champagne Cork Owner of Cork shop where €2.4m Lotto ticket was sold says winner could be local or visitor

We’re in a seaside area and it was busy over the weekend so it could be a visitor or a local. We don’t really know.”

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The owner of the Co Cork shop where last Saturday’s €2.4m winning Lotto ticket was sold said it was a great feeling to have helped someone to become a multi-millionaire but said it could  be anyone. 

With the sunny weather over the weekend O’Connell’s Foodstore in Myrtleville, where the Quick Pick ticket was bought on the day of the draw was busy all day, owner Paul O’Connell said.

“We had a bit of luck alright,” Paul said. “This is the first big winner we’ve ever sold.

“We’re in a seaside area and it was busy over the weekend so it could be a visitor or a local. We don’t really know.”

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Paul said the shop, which is a local institution that has been in business for 40 years, was also in for a pay out as the seller of the big ticket but he wasn’t how much.

The winner is yet to come forward and Lotto chiefs are urging people to check their tickets.

The winning numbers from Saturday night’s €2,469,871 Lotto draw were: 9, 15, 28, 34, 39, 46 and the bonus number was 26.

Earlier Paul said he would “never forget getting the call from the National Lottery and hearing the good news that my shop had sold a ticket worth €2.4 million”.

“I reckon as soon as word starts to spread, there will be great excitement around the town.

“One lucky customer really has gotten their summer off to the best start. I hope the winner enjoys celebrating their win and I wish them all the best.”

The €2.4m jackpot marked the fourth Lotto jackpot to be won so far this year.

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The win came just a week after the €6.4 million Lotto jackpot was won by an Athlone player in the May 22 draw.

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