EuroMillions players in Cork are being urged to check their tickets after one lucky Leesider won the top prize of €500,000 in last night's EuroMillions Plus draw.
A spokesperson for the National Lottery toldthat the winning ticket was purchased at the Centra store on the Rochestown Road.
The winning ticket, which is now worth a half million euro, was sold on the day of the draw.
Owner of the shop, Terry Murphy was delighted to get the call that his store sold the winning ticket.
“We are a local residential shop, open since 1995.
“It’s a great start to the new year for them and we wish them all the best with their winnings,” he said.
Mr Murphy also revealed this isn’t the first time the store has sold a winning ticket.
“Back in lockdown in 2020, we sold a Daily Million ticket Top Prize worth €1m.
“It created a great buzz in the town and we’re hoping this latest win will do the same.
“We wish them all the best with their winnings,” he said.
Last night’s €500,000 win in Cork is the 25th EuroMillions Plus top prize win in Ireland this year.
The winning numbers of last night's plus draw were: 15, 19, 36, 40 and 45.
A player from Portugal scooped the EuroMillions jackpot on Tuesday night which was worth €26,956,990. This means Friday’s jackpot now rolls to an estimated €17m.
The Cork ticketholder is advised to sign the back of their winning ticket and to keep it safe.
The winner should make contact with the National Lottery prize claims team on 1800 666 222 or email email@example.com and arrangements will be made for them to claim their prize.
See www.lottery.ie/results/euromillions/history for more.