Tuesday 24 April 2018

Shop that sold EuroMillions ticket worth €29 million to be revealed today

One lucky ticket-holder will claim the jackpot
One lucky ticket-holder will claim the jackpot

Kathy Armstrong

The lucky shop where a Lottery ticket worth almost €29 million was sold last week will be announced today.

A very fortunate punter scooped the life-changing €28.9m jackpot in Friday's EuroMillions draw.

As speculation about Ireland's newest millionaire mounts, National Lottery Chief Executive Dermot Griffin said they'll reveal at lunchtime where the shop that sold the ticket is.

Speaking on Newstalk Breakfast, he said: "We don't know yet who the winner is but there's great excitement and we're asking all our EuroMillions players who played on Friday to check their tickets.

"Over 50,000 people won a prize but of course the golden ticket is worth €29m."
The numbers picked were 11, 20, 35, 37, 45 and the bonus numbers were 3 and 6.

It's not yet clear whether the winner is an individual or a syndicate.

Read More: Hunt is on for Irish winner of €29m EuroMillions jackpot

Mr Griffin also explained why they waited a couple of days to reveal where the ticket was sold.

He said: "First of all there's 50,000 prize winners so we like people to check their tickets in case they won a prize.

"Secondly, with a big win like this we like to give them a little bit of time and space.

"Once we announce the area where the ticket was sold, we'll end up with a lot of media interest and speculation.
"It's nice to give people a little bit of time to go to their bank manager or to get some professional advice locally.

"It's important that they get a little bit of breathing space to tell friends and family.

"With €29m it's not just about the person, it's about their family, friends, future generations.

"With that amount of money it gives you a lot of freedom and financial security."

Read More: Revealed: Last night's €6m winning Lotto ticket 'was an unusual one to be sold' - says shop owner

People are urged to check their tickets and if they have won to sign the back of it and contact the National Lottery's claims team.

For more information please visit www.lottery.ie.

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