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Thursday 20 July 2017

Syndicate claims €12m lotto jackpot

Valerie Mooney, left, and Louise Dunne, staff with SuperValu, Knocklyon, Dublin who sold this week’s winning Lotto jackpot ticket. Photo: Collins
Valerie Mooney, left, and Louise Dunne, staff with SuperValu, Knocklyon, Dublin who sold this week’s winning Lotto jackpot ticket. Photo: Collins

Chai Brady

Rumours swirled around Knocklyon as a syndicate claimed Wednesday night's Lotto Jackpot worth over €12.8m.

The winning ticket was sold in the Knocklyon branch of SuperValu and locals had their fingers crossed that someone from the area would be picking up the grand prize.

The row of shops in Knocklyon have had their fair share of luck over the years.

A newsagents called News Extra a few doors down from the SuperValu sold a ticket worth €2.8m seven years ago.

Louise Dunne (20) from Tallaght has been working in SuperValu for two years.

She studies Irish and human development in St Patrick's College and said the staff are very close to the customers.

"I'm just hoping that if we're on the desk it's someone that comes in and tells us.

"Because a lot of us are close with the customers - especially people that work on the desk - and they're lovely," she said.

"I would like it to go to someone genuine that is going to do well with the money, I'm sure we'll all know if a big Lamborghini pulls up to the shop."

Conor O'Hare (24) from Knocklyon could easily have been one of three people selling Lotto tickets in SuperValu on Wednesday.

"It's exciting, you sell them everyday and you don't really think much of it, it's kind of just another day another few Lotto tickets sold. And then out of no where this happens," he said.

He said he knew there was something different as he walked into work yesterday morning and that "there was too much going on".

Rollover

The Lotto Jackpot had been rolling since Wednesday, December 28, 2016.

The ticket was bought on the day of the draw.

There was also one lucky winner of the Match 5+ Bonus prize of €179,034.

The winning Quick Pick ticket was sold at the SuperValu store on Abbeyleix Road, Portlaoise, Co Laois.

The winning numbers in Wednesday's draw were 2, 15, 19, 26, 37, 38 and the bonus number was 39.

The prize was €12,849,224.

Irish Independent

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