Two lucky EuroMillions players from Cork have got their weekend off to a winning start after both players matched five numbers and one lucky star in Friday night’s draw.
Both Quick Pick players scooped the €123,876 prize on offer.
The National Lottery has confirmed that the winning tickets were sold at Bandon Books at Riverview Shopping Centre in Bandon and Gannon’s service station in Newmarket in North Cork.
There was no winner of the jackpot which now rolls to a total of €70 million next Tuesday.
The Bandon Books store is no stranger to big EuroMillions wins, having sold a €1 million EuroMillions Raffle prize in August of last year.
Operator Carmel Hayes has appealed to her customers to check their tickets to see if they are sitting on a EuroMillions fortune.
“What a way to start the weekend for one of our customers. We got the call with the good news from the National Lottery last night and Bandon town has been absolutely buzzing since.
As a retailer, there is an incredible sense of satisfaction selling a big winning lottery ticket to one of your customers. We’re getting a lot of hopeful locals coming in to check their tickets this morning so hopefully, the winner will be aware of their win at this stage.
“With lockdown restrictions, it’s more than likely to be a local but whoever it is, we hope that they enjoy every bit of the win,” she said.
With over 72,000 prize winners in Ireland in Friday night’s EuroMillions draw, the National Lottery has urged all of its players to check their tickets carefully, particularly those who played their tickets in Cork.
The winning EuroMillions numbers for last night's draw were: 04, 06, 09, 11, 44 and lucky stars 10, 11.
The winning ticket holders are advised to sign the back of their ticket and get in touch with the National Lottery claims team on 1800 666 222 or email email@example.com and arrangements will be made for them to claim their prize.