Stillorgan Bookstation sells its fourth major National Lottery winning ticket in two years – totalling €2.3 million!
A lucky bookstore in a South Dublin town has been revealed as the location where a EuroMillions ticket worth over €1 million was bought for last Friday’s draw.
The National Lottery is calling on EuroMillions players in Stillorgan, Co. Dublin and its surrounding areas to check their tickets after it confirmed that the Bookstation store in Stillorgan Shopping Centre, Stillorgan, Co. Dublin, was where Friday’s €1 million EuroMillions ‘Ireland Only Raffle’ was sold.
The ‘Ireland Only Raffle’ winning raffle code from Friday’s EuroMillions draw, which is worth €1,005,000 (One Million and Five Thousand Euro) to one lucky Dublin player is: I JXJ 84625.
Bookstation in Stillorgan has an impressive recent form in selling winning lottery tickets as this is the fourth major National Lottery prize it has sold in the past two years with all four prizes totalling a massive €2,294,431.
General Manager of Bookstation, Tom Nolan, was both surprised and delighted to learn that this store has sold yet another National Lottery winner. He said: “When I got the call from our National Lottery rep I thought it was a wind up. Even though this is the fourth time I’ve got the call, it still doesn’t prepare you for the shock you get. I’m just delighted for our customers and I do hope the winner is one of our regular customers. Whoever it may be myself and all the staff at Bookstation wish them all the happiness in the world with their winnings. It really is an impressive run of luck for our customers and long may it last.”
In February this year a ticket, which landed a Dubliner the EuroMillions Plus top prize of €500,000, was sold at the store. The same top prize of €500,000 was also won by another customer of Bookstation in October 2019. Twelve months before that, in October 2018, a Lotto ticket worth €294,431 was bought at the store, kicking off this lucky streak.
Friday’s EuroMillions draw (6th November) was the second draw in the eagerly anticipated EuroMillions ‘Fortnight of Fortunes’ which guarantees to make five brand new millionaires in Ireland over two weeks with a series of special EuroMillions ‘Ireland Only Raffle’ events. Another millionaire will be made this Tuesday (10th November).
Waterford Lotto player scoops €172,446 Lotto cash
The winning did not stop there as one Lotto player in Waterford came close to scooping the entire €7,216,585 Lotto jackpot, matching five numbers and the bonus ball, but still won a tidy prize of €172,446.
This winning Quick Pick ticket was sold at Walsh Bros shop on Fountain Street, Ferrybank, Co. Waterford. It caps off a lucky week for Waterford Lotto players as another ticket worth over €1 million was bought in the Applegreen service station on the Waterford Road, Tramore, Co Waterford for last Wednesday’s draw (4th November).
A National Lottery spokesperson reminded its players in Dublin to check their tickets and advised: “If you do happen to be one of our two big €1 million winners in Dublin or the winner of the €172,446 Lotto prize in Waterford, we ask you to sign the back of your ticket and contact our prize claims team on 1800 666 222 or email email@example.com and we will make arrangements for you to collect your prize. As with any prize win over €1 million, it is important that we inform the winning retailer and of course to give the winning ticketholder the time and space they need to let this amazing win to sink in.”
These raffle events guarantee one Irish winner of €1 million in each EuroMillions draw on Tuesday 3rd November, Friday 6th November and Tuesday 10th November. The ‘Fortnight of Fortunes’ will come to a dramatic close on Friday 13th November when not one, but two EuroMillions players in Ireland will win a life changing €1 million each.
How do I enter the ‘Ireland Only Raffle’?
Every player in Ireland who buys a ticket for any EuroMillions draw between Tuesday 3rd November and Friday 13th November will be automatically entered into the ‘Ireland Only Raffle’ for that corresponding draw. A unique code on each ticket will be the player’s raffle number. Five players over the ‘Fortnight of Fortunes’ will become guaranteed millionaires. It could be you!
How does this work?
As with every EuroMillions draw the ‘Ireland Only Raffle sees 10 winners, drawn at random, receive €5,000. One of these ten winners will then have an additional €1 million added to their prize in the first three of the four draws over the two weeks. On the fourth, and final, draw two winners of the ‘Ireland Only Raffle’ will win an extra €1 million.
Nearly 30 cent in every €1 spent on all National Lottery games goes back to Good Causes in the areas of sport, youth, health, welfare, education, arts, heritage, and the Irish Language. In total more than €5.8 Billion has been raised for Good Causes since the National Lottery was established 33 years ago. In 2019 alone, €252 million was raised for local Good Causes in communities across Ireland.