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Winners bought tickets in 'lucky' Lotto shops

Published 24/01/2011 | 05:00

TWO 'lucky' shops were last night at the centre of the search for two new Lotto millionaires.

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The two winners will pick up around €3.3m each after sharing the €6.7m win on Saturday.

And each bought their ticket in shops that have enjoyed previous Lotto success.

A €6 quickpick ticket bought at Fitzpatrick's Londis in Market House, Cahirciveen in Co Kerry, made one customer an instant millionaire.

It is the second time that owner Jack Fitzpatrick has sold a ticket which has matched all six numbers.

Meanwhile, a €12 ticket bought in Salmons Department Store in Ballinasloe in Galway also hit the jackpot at the weekend.

It is the second time in six months that the store has sold a winning ticket, although the previous prize was a "mere" €500,000.

Irish Independent

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