Is Castlebar Europe’s Luckiest Town?


Mayo Town Celebrates its THIRD EuroMillions Jackpot Win and NINTH EuroMillions Top Prize Win

The National Lottery has announced that the winning ticket for the whopping €17,000,000 EuroMillions Jackpot (from Tuesday 11th February 2020) was sold in Castlebar, Co. Mayo. The ‘golden’ Quick Pick ticket was bought at Mulroy’s Londis in Castlebar, Co Mayo and is amazingly the THIRD winning EuroMillions jackpot ticket to be sold in the Mayo town. With a population of 12,000 people, surely Castlebar is Europe’s luckiest town?

Castlebar - Europe's Luckiest Town EuroMillions Win at Londis

This is the 15th EuroMillions win in Ireland since the game began in 2004. The first Castlebar EuroMillions jackpot was won in April 2014 when a prize worth €15 million was claimed on a ticket sold in Castlebar, Co. Mayo. This ticket was bought at Staunton's Costcutter Express on Main Street, Castlebar. 

Three years later Mayo got its second winner, again in Castlebar, when a syndicate from the west of Ireland won €29 million in July 2017. This ticket was sold at Garryduff XL Store, of Pound Road, Castlebar. All in all Castlebar is home to no less than nine EuroMillions top prizes.

Speaking on selling the winning jackpot ticket worth €17,000,000, a delighted Alan Mulroy, owner of Mulroy’s Londis said: “I’m speechless. It was quite a shock to hear the news that we had sold this winning EuroMillions ticket. The word came through from the National Lottery yesterday evening and we’re all delighted at Mulroy’s Londis. I had to keep the news from the staff until this morning, but we are having a great day of celebrations down here. I can’t thank our staff enough for all their work over the years. We’ve been running the store in the Castlebar community for the past 27 years and I’m just thrilled for our customers who have supported us over this time. The majority of our customers are locals so l really do hope it is someone in the Castlebar community. Whoever it is, I wish them the very best of luck!”

Owner of Mulroy’s Londis Castlebar, Co. Mayo

In addition to a whopping three jackpots, totalling €61 million, Castlebar has also had two EuroMillions Plus wins worth €500,000; and one winner who matched five numbers and one Lucky Star number, falling one number short of winning the jackpot. (See table below for full breakdown of Castlebar wins).

The National Lottery spokesperson said: “What an amazing story for Castlebar. For a town with a population of just over 12,000 to have three jackpot wins totalling €61 million in the space of six years is astounding. Castlebar on its own makes up 20% of all Irish EuroMillions jackpot winners so surely this is the place to buy a EuroMillions ticket!”

Draw Date Winning Store in Castlebar Prize
07-Jul-17 Garryduff XL Store, Pound Road, Castlebar  €28,975,630
11-Feb-20 Mulroy's Londis, Moneen Roundabout, Castlebar €17,000,000
01-Apr-14 Staunton's Costcutter Express, Main Street Castlebar  €15,000,000
16-Feb-18 Garryduff XL Store, Pound Road, Castlebar  €500,012
11-Feb-20 Easons, Castlebar, Co. Mayo €500,000
31-Aug-07 Golden Mile Service Centre, Breaffy Road, Castlebar  €494,054
21-Oct-05 Tesco Ireland, Market Square Castlebar €75,827
02-Oct-09 Davitts Terrace, Castlebar €73,837
09-May-14 Costcutters Balla, Castlebar €69,548