Irish News

Tuesday 22 July 2014

It could be you.. and you too, Letterkenny scoops two Lotto wins

Greg Harkin

Published 13/08/2012|12:47

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LOTTO chiefs were left scratching their heads today after two wins in the same town – with the same winning numbers.

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Winning tickets in the Lotto Plus 2 draw, each worth €250,000, were won in Letterkenny, Co Donegal.

So far no-one has claimed either of the two prizes.

A €4 ticket was bought at Mac’s Mace on the High Road in the town, while another €12 ticket was bought at The Paper Post on the town’s Main Street just half a mile away.

“This is the first time this has happened in this draw,” said a Lotto spokeswoman.

“It’s either the same person or someone from the same family doing their numbers twice.

“It could just be a coincidence that two different people have picked the same numbers in the same town.

“Either way the top prize is paid out on each winning ticket, so if it is the same family, then they’ve just doubled their winnings to €500,000.”

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