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Friday 20 October 2017

Rich pickings at service station as winner bags €6m Lotto golden ticket

Station worker Michelle Brady with a copy of the winning numbers. Photo: Gerry Mooney
Station worker Michelle Brady with a copy of the winning numbers. Photo: Gerry Mooney

Cillian Sherlock

Ireland's latest multi-million euro winning Lotto ticket was "an unusual one to be sold", says the Co Cavan service station owner.

The €6m-winning golden ticket was sold at Argue's Londis Service Station, Cootehill.

Jim Argue, the owner of the forecourt service station, said it took him some time to process when he realised he had sold the golden ticket.

"It took a while to sink in that we sold a ticket worth €6m," he said.

Jim said they have received a lot of well wishes since news broke.

"We're a forecourt service station and we get a lot of passing trade so we don't know if it was sold to someone locally or someone passing, but best wishes to whoever won it," he said.

The winning ticket was a €20 4-draw multidraw ticket.

"It's an unusual winning ticket. We normally sell €5 quick-picks," he said.

"It's delight all round.

"The phone hasn't stopped ringing - everybody's checking their tickets."

Local woman Liz Maxwell said she "wouldn't go mad" if she won.

"I wish I did win it, I have to pay the car tax," she said.

"I'd buy a new car and a new house.

"I'd like to go travelling as well."

Michelle Brady, who works in the shop, said she couldn't sleep after the news.

"We all got the texts. I couldn't sleep after it. Hopefully it's someone we know," she said.

Irish Independent

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