Monday 22 January 2018

Louth scores a hat-trick with yet another big Lotto prize win

LOUTH could just be the luckiest county in Ireland after it sold a third multi-million euro Lotto ticket in under a year.

In the last year alone, shops in Louth have sold three jackpot tickets worth a combined €11m.

"It is nearly 10 years since we sold our last winning ticket on September 20, 2003," said Jerome Sheerin, owner of the Beehive newsagent, Dundalk. His shop sold the winning €6 quick pick which claimed the €3,984,812 jackpot in Wednesday night's draw.

"Whoever it is, and we have a large passing trade as well as our loyal local customers, I hope they have good luck with it," said Jerome yesterday.

He and wife Catherine have run the family shop for 30 years.

Last April the ticket for a €3,595,558 jackpot was bought by Simon Fagan, from Castlebellingham, and last November Gerry Bingham, from Dundalk, won €3,595,140.

Irish Independent

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