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Black Cat Helps Couple Win €2.26m Irish Lotto Prize

Lottery24 – Black cat helps couple win €2.26m Irish Lotto prizeThey say that a black cat can bring you luck. Well a couple from Co Kerry in Ireland definitely believe that, as they say an encounter with a black cat helped them win €2,266,323 in the 1 October Irish Lotto draw.

The couple have asked not to be named, that’s like the $23m Australian Powerball winners from Queensland. Also winning and preferring their identity to remain private were the $1m Australian Lotto winner from Geraldton.

Earlier this week we told you how the 1 October Irish Lotto draw had produced two jackpot winners. The Irish Lotto winning couple collected their prize on Monday and told how they were prompted to buy a ticket after a black cat ran in front of their car, “It must have been fate!” they said. It was certainly something because that Irish Lotto ticket they decided to buy went on to make them millionaires.

Their winning Irish Lotto ticket was purchased at Hannah Mary’s Country Store XL in Killorgin, Co Kerry. The winning numbers were: 02-05-08-14-40-42 and the Bonus Ball 07. The lucky players shared the €4,532,646 jackpot with the other jackpot winning ticket being sold in Co Donegal at the Centra Food Market in Carrigart.

According to the owner of the Co Donegal store, Shaun Boyce, the other winner is a well-known man in the area who has been living in the UK for the past eight years but has a mother who lives locally. He was back home for a wedding when buying his jackpot winning Irish Lotto ticket. The store owner said of the win, “I hope it brings him great happiness.”

It’s not the first big winning ticket Boyce has sold. “We had a winner seven or eight years ago and another one two years ago. It was a New Year’s millionaire Lotto and she won one million,” he explained.

The winning Irish Lotto couple have been playing the same numbers for a while and finally their patience paid off with this big win. That’s like Tina Thayne and her sister Donna Taylor, from Boston in Lincolnshire, both won £56,520 playing the UK Lotto after using the same numbers for years. However, Dione and Richard Buss from England changed their numbers. That led to them winning a £1.9m UK Lotto jackpot.

The next Irish Lotto draw is on Saturday 8 October with the jackpot at 2.5m Euros.

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