All smiles in Cork shop that sold €500k EuroMillions ticket

All smiles in Cork shop that sold €500k EuroMillions ticket

Sarah and Ken Ross of Ross’s Centra in Watergrasshill, Cork celebrate after a winning 500k Euromillions winning ticket was sold at their newly renovated store. Enjoying the moment were staff members, Saneta Sakolova, Paula Montgomery, Eilish O’Neill and Mariola Fryc. Picture: Dan Linehan

Residents in Watergrasshill are being urged to check their EuroMillions tickets today after one lucky player won the €500,000 EuroMillions Plus top prize in last night’s draw. 

The winning Quick Pick ticket was sold yesterday at Ross’s Centra store in the centre of Watergrasshill village.

There were over 46,000 prize winners in Ireland in last night’s EuroMillions draw, however, there was no overall winner of the €67 million jackpot.

 Ken and Sarah Ross of Ross’s Centra in Watergrasshill, Cork celebrate after a winning 500k Euromillions winning ticket was sold at their newly renovated store. Picture: Dan Linehan
Ken and Sarah Ross of Ross’s Centra in Watergrasshill, Cork celebrate after a winning 500k Euromillions winning ticket was sold at their newly renovated store. Picture: Dan Linehan

Ken Ross has been the owner of the Ross’s Centra store in Watergrasshill for the past 16 years and he said that his first big lottery win was well worth the wait to see one of his "deserving" customers picking up a life-altering €500,000 prize. 

"This is some way for one of our customers to beat the January blues! 

"It’s a difficult time of year at the best of times anyway so this win will give the entire community a lovely little lift today knowing that one of them is a half million euro richer after Tuesday’s EuroMillions draw. 

"Of course, with the travel restrictions in place, we are seeing mostly locals in the store at the moment but we also have quite a number of frontline workers stopping in as they come and go from work. 

"Whoever is the lucky winner is, we know for sure that they are most deserving of the win, there will be no doubt about that," he said.

The winning EuroMillions Plus numbers for last night's draw were: 02, 09, 15, 23, 46.

The winning ticket holder is advised to sign the back of their ticket and to get in touch with the National Lottery claims team on 1800 666 222 or email claims@lottery.ie and arrangements will be made for them to claim their prize.

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