One lucky Corkonian found themselves half a million euro richer today after winning big in last night’s EuroMillions Plus draw.
The mega €138 million jackpot may have been won by a lucky EuroMillions player in the UK but the Irish certainly didn’t come away empty handed as two players, one from Cork and another from Louth, matched all five numbers in the EuroMillions Plus draw.
The winning ticket sold in Cork was bought in Dano’s SuperValu Supermarket, Bellevue.
Paul O’Mahony, owner of the Mallow store, said they were thrilled at selling a winning ticket.
“It’s the first major National Lottery prize we’ve ever sold so we’re delighted.
“We are in business here for more than 50 years.
“I inherited the business from my own father Dano so it’s great to get our first major winner,” he added.
“About 90% of our customers are from the Mallow area so hopefully the winner is a local.
“I’d like to wish the winner the very best of luck, whoever they are.” A National Lottery spokesperson appealed for EuroMillions players in Cork to check their tickets and said:
“What a week of winners we are having at the National Lottery.
“Only yesterday we gave away more than €11.2 million in prizes to three winners and now we have two more winners who get €500,000 each.
“We are encouraging all our EuroMillions players in Louth and Cork to check their tickets carefully this morning to see if you are half a million euro better off.” “If you are one of the winners we advise you to sign the back of the ticket, put it in a safe place and contact our prize claims team on 01 836 4444, and we will make arrangements for you to come to the National Lottery to collect your prize.” The winning EuroMillions Plus numbers for last night’s draw were: 22, 24, 31, 35 and 44.