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Boolavogue's all abuzz after €7.4m Lotto win

FOR generations it has been known as the home of the patriot priest of the 1798 Rebellion.

But Boolavogue of Fr Murphy fame was singing the praises of someone else as locals sought to discover the identity of the multi-millionaire in its midst.

The Co Wexford village was buzzing with the news that the winner of the weekend Lotto jackpot of €7.4m had bought the lucky €4 Quick Pick ticket in the local post office and shop.

Boolavogue postmistress Louise Lawless got the phone call from the National Lottery to say her shop had sold the winning ticket on Saturday.

"There was a great buzz here all day with the excitement of it," said Louise, who has been running the post office with her husband Alec for 16 years but only started selling Lotto tickets two years ago.

"Hopefully it was someone local who won it."

Louise got in touch with local curate, Fr Michael Byrne, who announced it at 11 o'clock Mass.

"It left everyone in a good mood and people left the church happy and in wonderfully good spirits," Fr Byrne said.

Irish Independent