€12.9 million Irish Lotto jackpot was sold by lucky store manager
Lottery24 – Irish Lotto jackpot claimedA lottery ticket which won €12.9 million on the Irish Lotto has been sold by a store manager who previously sold another winning ticket in a different store.
The winning ticket was claimed last week by a syndicate which got in touch with the National Lottery at the end of the day on Thursday, the day after the Irish Lotto draw took place. Lottery officials have not yet confirmed whether the syndicate will go public with their win, but they did reveal that the ticket was sold at a Supervalu store in Knocklyon, Co Dublin. Recently a Dublin syndicate of bus drivers shared a £20 million EuroMillions win.
The manager of that Supervalu store, Ken O’Toole, revealed the lottery officials that it isn’t the first time he’s sold a lottery ticket worth multiple millions of dollars. His current store sold the Irish Lotto ticket as a quick pick selection on the day of the draw, but ten years ago, he was the manager of another Supervalu store where a lottery ticket worth €6.5 million was sold.
When he was managing the store in Sutton, a customer won an Irish Lotto prize worth €6.5 million, and Mr O’Toole said, “I’m not a lucky person, I’m a lucky store manager.” A store in New Zealand claimed it was a lucky store after it sold two winning lottery tickets for the same draw, however a lot of lottery winners and retailers talk about luck after winning, just like a New York Set for Life winner of $5 million.
However, just because it’s the second time, doesn’t mean that Mr O’Toole didn’t want to celebrate his store’s luck, and he presented his customers with champagne and canapes the day after he found out that they’d sold the winning Irish Lotto ticket. The store manager said that speculation was rife as to who had purchased the winning ticket, but nobody could say for certain who it was. The same was true when a south Dublin store sold a €7.3 million Irish Lotto ticket, but no one knew who the winner was. A recent Irish syndicate was a family who took home a €4.6 million Irish Lotto jackpot in an unusual lottery ticket purchase.
“We got the word at 9am from the National Lottery to say we were the store that sold the winning ticket for the big draw,” said Mr O’Toole, but explained that he couldn’t possibly guess at who the winner was, because the store sells thousands of lottery tickets and is regularly very busy.
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