Sunday 11 December 2016

'We have no idea who won it' - shop which sold €5.5m winning Lotto jackpot winner

Alan O'Keeffe

Published 22/05/2016 | 11:19

Spar on Baggot Street where the winning ticket was sold
Spar on Baggot Street where the winning ticket was sold
Model Rachel Walllace ahead of the Lotto draw

Ireland’s latest Lotto jackpot winner bought the lucky ticket in a shop in Dublin.

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The €5.5m winning ticket was bought on Saturday in a Spar shop on Upper Baggot Street.

A Lotto spokeswoman confirmed yesterday there was just one winning ticket in the Saturday night draw for €5,544,864.

The winning numbers were 8, 15, 17, 22, 34, and 38.  The bonus number was 10.

“We have no idea who won it,” said a member of the sales staff in the Dublin 4 store yesterday.

“We haven’t heard anything about the winner yet.

“It was a great win,” she said.

Staff member Kieron Connolly (22) said later: “People have been coming into the shop and asking about the win.

“But it’s still not known who won. There’s a bit of a buzz around the place all day.”

“It has certainly put a bit of excitement into the day,” he said.

“We have a lot of regular customers who buy Lotto tickets and we’re hoping it’s one of them.

“During the week, quite a lot of office workers come in and buy tickets.

“And there are a lot of builders coming in lately so it could be anyone. We’re wondering who it could be,” he added.

“I was working here on Saturday morning and I hope I sold the lucky ticket,” he added.

Staff member Ali AAmir (26) said he had checked a number of Lotto tickets for customers during the day but they weren’t the winners.

“People have been coming in asking if this is the shop,” said Ali.

There were two Match 5+Bonus winners, each netting €60,093.

There were no winners of the top prizes in the Lotto Plus 1 and Lotto Plus 2 draws.

There were 30 Match winners in the main draw, each receiving €1,381.

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