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€13.7m Winning Irish Lotto Ticket Sold in Co Mayo

Lottery24 – €13.7m Winning Irish Lotto Ticket Sold in Co MayoA €13.7m Irish Lotto winning ticket in the Saturday January 23 draw has been sold in Belmullet, Co Mayo. The winner has yet to come forward but staff at the store that sold the ticket have already been celebrating.

The winning Irish Lotto ticket was purchased at Carey’s Newsagent’s and Bookshop on the afternoon of Saturday January 23. The champagne was flowing the next day as shop owner Lorraine O’Connor and her staff celebrated the win even though they have no idea who the winner is. O’Connor said: “My hunch is that it is a local as there were no weddings in the area and, since it is January, there weren’t many visitors around.”

It’s the latest big win at the shop with a €500,000 EuroMillions winner last August and a €350,000 Lotto Plus winner two years ago. The whole town seems a great place to buy lottery tickets with a €11.8m National Lottery winning ticket sold there three years ago.

Perhaps whoever the Irish Lotto winner is will make a donation to the staff like the UK Lotto winner from Leicestershire, England.

It was Lorraine who received a call telling her the store had sold the Irish Lotto jackpot winning ticket. O’Connor was so shocked by the news she told the local National Lottery representative that she’d have to phone him back as she needed to sit down.

We usually tell you about the actual winners who find it hard to convince friends and family they’ve just won the lottery. Steve Cosby Jr. struggled to get his mother to believe he’d won a $1m Powerball prize. Sandra McDonald from Virginia, USA, didn’t believe her $1m Mega Millions win.

Now it was the turn of the ticket seller. She texted her employees but as they’d been out on a staff party the night before, they thought she was playing a prank.

It’s the latest big win in Ireland after a family from Co Cork won €458,316 playing EuroMillions. Seamus Cawley celebrated winning a €3.88m Irish Lotto prize last year. The winning numbers for Saturday’s draw were 10, 12, 13, 19, 43 and 45 with the bonus number of 05.

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