Lotto win has town abuzz

The rumour mill was in overdrive in West Cork last night as to the identity of the country’s latest Lotto millionaire.

Lotto win has town abuzz

The winning ticket in Wednesday’s Lotto — which is worth €6,185,074 — was sold in Kevin O’Leary Centra in Irishtown, Bandon, on the day of the draw.

Lotto HQ has confirmed the winning line appeared on a €4 quick pick.

Social media websites were rife all day with speculation as to who had the winning ticket. There were rumours that it had been purchased by a well-known local public figure, but that person was unavailable for comment at time of going to press.

Michael Harrington, a supervisor at the Centra store where the ticket was sold, could shed no light on the identity last night.

“There is a bit of excitement about the place. There is no mention yet as to whether it someone local or someone passing through,” he said, adding that the shop would attract a mix of regular players and passing commuters through the busy Bandon store.

Wednesday’s win was the biggest the shop has ever been involved in and it provides a financial boost to the store itself.

Shops which sell the winning tickets get €15,000 from the National Lottery.

Just in case the holder or holders of the lucky ticket have not checked the numbers and are oblivious to their millionaire status, the winning numbers in Wednesday’s draw were 2, 3, 4, 19, 33, 38 and bonus ball 16.

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