Residents in a flood-affected Co Galway town have been urged to check their Lotto tickets after one player won a massive €129,111 in Wednesday night’s Lotto draw.
The lucky player bought their ticket at Piggott’s Post Office in Gort was one number away from claiming the €3.5m jackpot.
“People may not realise how much joy and happiness that the news of this big Lotto win will bring to the people of Gort today," said Noelle Piggott, who has been postmistress at the Gort Post Office for the past 21 years
"It has been an incredibly difficult couple of weeks for the entire community who have all been very badly affected by the flooding in the area.
The winning Lotto numbers for Wednesday nights draw were: 02, 11, 26, 31, 40, 47 and the bonus number was 18
The Lotto jackpot rolls to €4m next Saturday night.
Meanwhile, the National Lottery have reminded Monaghan Lotto players to check their tickets as a Lotto prize worth €28,040 from November is set to expire tomorrow.