SPECULATION is rife in Newmarket about the identity of the winner of last night’s EuroMillions Plus draw.
The winning ticket was sold in O’Keeffe’s SuperValu in Newmarket and the holder will scoop €500,000.
SuperValu store manager Adrian Brady said he was delighted to hear that one of his customers was waking up to good news this morning: “We’re a busy local shop here in Newmarket with lots of regular customers so it’s great to think that someone in the community has had a winning streak. We have around 40 staff members working in the shop so I know there will be great excitement around the place as word spreads. It will certainly be the most memorable bank holiday weekend for one of our customers, that’s for sure!”
The lucky ticket was bought on Thursday.
A second EuroMillions Plus winning ticket was sold in the Post Office in Cleaboy, Tycor, Co Waterford on Wednesday.
The numbers drawn were 5, 8, 12, 28 and 42.
EuroMillions players in Letterkenny are being urged to check their tickets carefully today after a Donegal ticket holder was just one lucky star number away from winning the €43,409,687 jackpot on offer last night. The Donegal player matched five numbers and one lucky star to win €281,487 after purchasing their winning Quick Pick ticket in EuroSpar in The Mall in Ramelton, Letterkenny, Co. Donegal on Thursday.
The EuroMillions numbers for last night’s draw were: 01, 16, 24, 28, 46 and lucky stars 02,11.
And a Dublin player matched five numbers in the main draw to win €19,736. The winning ticket was purchased on the day of the draw in Decies Mini Market on Decies Road in Ballyfermot, Dublin 10.
A National Lottery spokesperson said: “What a way to start the May Bank Holiday weekend! Last night’s EuroMillions draw saw four big winners from all over Ireland in the Friday night draw. We are encouraging all of our players in Cork, Waterford, Donegal and Dublin to check their tickets carefully today. If you are one of these big winners, you should sign the back of your ticket and make contact with our prize claims team on 1800 666 222 or email@example.com and arrangements will be made for you to collect your prize.”