National Lottery confirms that €4,041,306 Lotto jackpot ticket sold in small Clare village
Lisseycasey retailer sure Lotto prize will “find a good home”
A family run store in a small Clare village has sold a winning Lotto ticket worth €4,041,306, the National Lottery has confirmed this morning. This golden ticket was sold at Talty’s Mace Circle K in Lisseycasey, a village with a population of approximately 400 people.
The winning Quick Pick ticket was bought in Talty’s Mace Circle K on the day of the draw (Saturday 9th May) and the National Lottery has confirmed that it is yet to hear from the lucky winner who has now scooped Co. Kerry’s biggest ever Lotto jackpot.
Talty’s Mace Circle K is a well-known local business in the Lisseycasey area and has been run by the Talty family for almost half a century.
Speaking on selling the golden ticket worth more than €4 million, Cathal Talty, owner of the store said: “We are absolutely over the moon to have sold the winning Lotto ticket. Since the weekend there was a lot of speculation locally about where the winning ticket was and then when the call came through from our National Lottery rep, I thought – ‘This has to be something to do with the winning ticket – It could be us’ and low and behold, it was! My family has run this business for more than 45 years in Lisseycasey, since my parents TJ and Maire set it up, and it’s the first time we’ve sold a major National Lottery winning ticket so we’re all thrilled.”
He continued: “The majority of our trade in these times is from the local community. Before the health restrictions we would have had a lot of passing trade as Lisseycasey is a gateway to West Clare and a lot of holidaymakers would have passed through on the way to the West Clare coastline but obviously that has quietened at the moment. However, this is great news for our town and I hope it is one of our regular customers. Whoever the lucky person is, I’m sure the €4 million will find a good home”.
A National Lottery spokesperson said that it is still waiting to hear from Ireland’s newest multi-millionaire: “There is still no word from last Saturday’s lucky Lotto winner so we are again appealing to anybody who may have purchased a ticket in Daly’s Supervalu to check their tickets carefully to see if they are the winners of this €4 million prize. If you are the lucky winner, please sign the back of the ticket and contact our prize claims team on 1800 666 222 or email firstname.lastname@example.org, and we will make arrangements for you to collect your prize when it is safe to do so.”
The winning Lotto numbers from last Saturday were: 13, 18, 30, 41, 42, 44 and the Bonus number was: 37.
This lucky ticketholder from the Banner County is the 5th Lotto jackpot winner of 2020. So far this year, almost €50 million has been won in prizes in all Lotto games which includes nine new millionaires which have been created in the Lotto and Lotto Plus games.
Since the Lotto game began in 1988, there have been 42 Lotto jackpot winners from Clare who have shared over €64 million in jackpot prizes.
The National Lottery has reminded players that it has extended the period of time that lucky winners can collect prizes to encourage people to stay at home and not require them to make any unnecessary journeys during the current public health emergency.
This means that any lucky winners of Lotto and Lotto Plus, Lotto 54321, EuroMillions and EuroMillions Plus, Telly Bingo, Daily Millions and Daily Millions Plus draws from 9th January 2020 until draws in the week 5th July 2020 will have an extra three months in which they can claim their prize. The prize claims extension applies to winners who purchased their tickets and scratch card games in-store, online at www.lottery.ie and via the National Lottery App.
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 €5.6 Billion has been raised for Good Causes since the National Lottery was established 32 years ago. In 2019 alone, €250 million was raised for local Good Causes in communities across Ireland.