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Happy Days for one lucky quickpick winner

A LUCKY ticket brought 'Happy Days' for the country's newest Lotto multi-millionaire, writes Brian McDonald.

A €5 quickpick ticket bought in the shop of that name scooped the rollover jackpot of €5,076,220 in Saturday night's draw.

But the winner was in no hurry to share the news. The ticket was bought at the Happy Days newsagent at Galway Shopping Centre on the Headford Road, just hours before Saturday night's live draw.

Staff at the shop, however, admitted they hadn't a clue about the identity of the big winner.

"It could be some little old lady from Bohermore, which is nearby, or it could be a complete stranger passing through and who simply walked in and bought the ticket. But regardless of who it is, we are all delighted here," said Mary Daly, who operates the outlet with her husband Stephen and staff.

The winning numbers were 7, 12, 24, 36, 43 and 45. The bonus number was 34.

Irish Independent