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Thursday 15 November 2018

€1m Lotto windfall lands in Mallow

WInning quick pick ticket sold at Costcutter on N20 Mallow Plaza

Staff members working at N20 Mallow Plaza toasting the good fortune of a lucky lotto punter who brought their winning quick pick ticket – worth a cool €1million – at the Costcutter store there last Wednesday
Staff members working at N20 Mallow Plaza toasting the good fortune of a lucky lotto punter who brought their winning quick pick ticket – worth a cool €1million – at the Costcutter store there last Wednesday

Bill Browne

'Check your ticket - it could very well be you'. That was the message from National Lottery HQ to the lucky punter who bought a winning ticket in Mallow for last Wednesday night's Lotto Plus draw, worth a cool €1million.

Ireland's latest millionaire purchased the quick pick ticket in Costcutter on the N20 Mallow plaza on the day of the draw, and at time of going to press the winner had yet to come forward to claim their prize.

The lucky winning numbers were 8, 15, 22, 32, 34 and 41, and the bonus number was 46.

The delighted manager at the Costcutter store, Michael Griffin, said the win had generated a huge buzz around the town, with people wondering who the lucky lotto winner is.  "It was amazing to get a call from the National Lottery on Thursday to let me know that we had sold a ticket creating a millionaire. I'm delighted for whoever it is," said Michael.

"There is a great buzz around the place, and we are encouraging all of our customers to check their tickets. It would be fantastic if it was one of our local and regular customers. However, the N20 Mallow Plaza is a very busy place with a lot of footfall and passing trade, so the winner could be anyone who bought a quick pick ticket here last Wednesday."

A spokesman for the National Lottery confirmed that, as of this Wednesday, no one had come forward to claim. "As Michael said, the Plaza is a very busy place so it could be a local with the winning ticket or someone who was just passing through the Mallow area on the day," said the spokesman. He said the winning ticketholder had 90 days in which to claim their prize from the day the ticket was sold.

"No one has contacted us as yet, but that is not unusual as people may want a bit of time to digest the fact that they are now a millionaire. Of course, they might not even be aware yet that they have the winning ticket," said the spokesman.

"I would encourage people who regularly play Lotto at this Costcutter or who may have bought a quick pick there last Wednesday to check their ticket. "If you have the winning tickets be sure to sign it on the back, contact our claims team on 01 836 4444, and we will make arrangements to come to the winners' room in Dublin to pick up your prize."

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