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Sunday 20 May 2018

Revealed: The shop where last night's winning Lotto ticket was sold

One lucky ticket-holder will claim the jackpot
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The hunt is on for Ireland's newest millionaire as the shop where the winning ticket was sold has been revealed.

The lucky punter who scooped the top prize - worth €2,951,364 - bought the ticket in a Limerick store.

The ticket was sold in Coughlan’s Gala store on Quinlan Street in Limerick city.

Store owner Sean Coughlan said this was the first time the shop has sold a winning jackpot ticket since it opened 15 years ago.

“I was so excited that I didn’t sleep a wink last night. You would think it was I who had won. This is a fantastic boost for the shop and the city. We are thrilled," he said.

“Speculation is rife as to who the owner of the winning ticket might be. We have a lot of offices on our street so maybe it’s a work syndicate. With holidays it has been a quiet few months for us so this is the perfect way to start off the autumn season.”

The winning Lotto numbers were: 01, 04, 05, 06, 18, 47 and the bonus 35.

Meanwhile, time is running out for the Co Kerry winner of the Lotto Plus 2 top prize of €250,000 from Saturday June 17.

The winning Quick Pick ticket was sold at the Supervalu store on Railway Road in Kenmare, Co. Kerry. The claim deadline for the winner of this prize is Friday September 15.

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