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Whopping win 'This would mean a great deal to somebody living in rural Ireland' -Hunt is on in Roscommon village to find €500k EuroMillions winner

One of the 200 residents living in the tight knit village stands to win a whopping €500,000.

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Mark and Bernie Healy (pictured here) owners of Healy's Express, Ballyfarnon, County Roscommon Healy's Express, Ballyfarnon, County Roscommon celebrate having sold the €500,000 Euromillions winning ticket. Pic Brian Farrell / Mac Innes Photography

Mark and Bernie Healy (pictured here) owners of Healy's Express, Ballyfarnon, County Roscommon Healy's Express, Ballyfarnon, County Roscommon celebrate having sold the €500,000 Euromillions winning ticket. Pic Brian Farrell / Mac Innes Photography

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Mark and Bernie Healy (pictured here) owners of Healy's Express, Ballyfarnon, County Roscommon Healy's Express, Ballyfarnon, County Roscommon celebrate having sold the €500,000 Euromillions winning ticket. Pic Brian Farrell / Mac Innes Photography

Lotto bosses are urging residents of a tight knit Roscommon village to check their old EuroMillions tickets as one of the 200 residents stands to win €500,000. 

Excitement is spreading throughout Ballyfarnon village in north Roscommon village like wildfire after the National Lottery confirmed it as the winning location for Tuesday night’s EuroMillions Plus top prize win.

This is the 22nd time this year that the top prize has been won in Ireland.

The winning quick pick ticket was sold at Healy’s Xpress Stop service station in Ballyfarnon village which is situated close to the borders of Co Sligo, and Co Donegal.

Lottery officials are warning Ballyfarnon locals that while normal EuroMillions printed on green paper, the winning ticket is white ticket.

Healy’s service station, operated by Frank and Anne Healy and their son, Mark, discussed how incredible it feels to have sold this life changing prize to one of their neighbours.

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Bernie and Mark Healy (centre) owners of Healy's Express, Ballyfarnon, County Roscommon Healy's Express, Ballyfarnon, County Roscommon celebrates with (from left) Gay and Mary Sheerin, Anne Healy (Mark's mother) having sold the €500,000 Euromillions winning ticket.  Pic Brian Farrell / Mac Innes Photography

Bernie and Mark Healy (centre) owners of Healy's Express, Ballyfarnon, County Roscommon Healy's Express, Ballyfarnon, County Roscommon celebrates with (from left) Gay and Mary Sheerin, Anne Healy (Mark's mother) having sold the €500,000 Euromillions winning ticket. Pic Brian Farrell / Mac Innes Photography

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Bernie and Mark Healy (centre) owners of Healy's Express, Ballyfarnon, County Roscommon Healy's Express, Ballyfarnon, County Roscommon celebrates with (from left) Gay and Mary Sheerin, Anne Healy (Mark's mother) having sold the €500,000 Euromillions winning ticket. Pic Brian Farrell / Mac Innes Photography

“It’s absolutely incredible, we still cannot believe it,” he said.

“I got the call from the National Lottery late last night and it still feels like a dream. Ballyfarnon is quite a small village so knowing that one of our neighbours could be a half a million richer is just fantastic.

“We are situated in a rural area in Co Roscommon so we would have a lot of local customers who rely on our shop and filling station for their day to day essentials.

“We certainly hope it’s a local winner. This really is a huge win for the town as €500,000 would mean a great deal to somebody living in rural Ireland.

“We are absolutely over the moon for the winner we hope that they enjoy this life-altering win.”

The winning numbers of the main EuroMillions draw were: 04, 21, 36, 41, 47and the Lucky Stars were 09 and 11.

The winning numbers from last night’s EuroMillions Plus draw are: 05, 29, 35, 40, 50.

A spokesperson for the National Lottery said: “With so many prize winners in last night’s EuroMillions draw, we are asking all of our players to check their tickets very carefully.

"If you are the winner of any of the big prizes, please contact our prize claims team on 1800 666 222 or email claims@lottery.ie and we will make arrangements for you to collect your prize.”

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