Winning Lotto ticket in Cork nets lucky punter €250k

Winning Lotto ticket in Cork nets lucky punter €250k
Staff at Lee's Centra/Applegreen store in Charleville, Co. Cork celebrate after they sell a winning ticket worth €250,000 in Saturday night's Lotto plus 2 draw. Left to right, Brendan Lee, Zara White, Emily Flynn and Ray Lee.

THE National Lottery has put Lotto players in Cork on high alert as one lucky Lotto ticketholder is €250,000 better off this bank holiday Sunday morning after winning the top prize on last night’s Lotto Plus 2 draw.

The winning Lotto Plus 2 Quick Pick ticket was purchased at Ray’s Centra/Applegreen service station on the Limerick Road on the outskirts of Charleville town in Co. Cork.

The winning numbers from the Lotto Plus 2 draw were: 08, 25, 29, 34, 41, 42 and the bonus: 28. 

There was no winner of the €4.1 million Lotto jackpot which now rolls to an estimated €4.5 million on Wednesday.

Speaking on selling the winning ticket for last night’s Lotto Plus 2 win of €250,000, co-owner of Lee’s Centra/Applegreen service station, Ray Lee said:

“My brother, Brendan and I set up this store over 15 years ago and this is our first big Lotto win so we’re absolutely over the moon for one of our customers. 

"I got the call from the National Lottery late last night so since then, the excitement has been building throughout Charleville town, knowing that one of the locals might be a quarter of a million richer! 

"We are located on the Limerick Road going out of Charleville so even with Covid19 restrictions in place, we are still getting a lot of passing traffic with essential workers coming to and from their place of work, so there is a chance that it could be one of them. 

"We’re asking everybody who may have bought a ticket in the store to carefully check their tickets because as the old line goes, it could be you,” he said.

A National Lottery spokesperson said: “While one lucky player in Cork is €250,000 richer this morning, there are also 103 individual winners scattered throughout the country who have won €10,209 each. 

"Each of these winners can collect their prize at their local An Post Prize Claim Centres, when safe to do so. 

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