An XL win for an XL store! Busy Castlebar newsagents revealed as selling location of Ireland’s largest ever Lotto jackpot ticket

Mayo winner comes forward to claim life-changing €19.06 million jackpot!

A Newsagents situated in the heart of Castlebar has been confirmed as the winning location for last Saturday’s winning Lotto jackpot ticket worth €19,060,800. The winning Quick Pick ticket was sold at Laura’s XL store on Hopkins Road in Castlebar, Co. Mayo.

The Mayo player became the largest Lotto jackpot winner ever seen in the game after matching six numbers in the 15th January draw. The ‘Will be Won’ mechanism, which was introduced to the game ahead of last weekend’s monumental draw, was not required on Saturday night due to the player matching all six numbers. 

Speaking at today’s announcement, shop owner Laura Scriney spoke of the excitement she felt on receiving the news from the National Lottery that her store had now taken on such an historic title.

“The entire county really has been buzzing with chatter about the Lotto jackpot since the weekend with everyone wondering where exactly the winning ticket was sold. When I heard that our store was the lucky location, I was in a complete state of shock. I knew that it was a Castlebar shop but finding out was completely overwhelming! I am only in business since 2019 so this is certainly a big moment for me and my family. Saturday night was such a huge draw and one that’s been the talk of the town for the week now so we are absolutely over the moon to have played a part in this. The winner truly is the luckiest player in Ireland now and we wish them all the very best with their win,” she said.

The National Lottery has today confirmed that the winner of Saturday night’s record-breaking €19.06 million jackpot has officially made contact to begin the process of claiming their life-changing prize.

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 €6 Billion has been raised for Good Causes since the National Lottery was established 34 years ago. In 2021 alone, €289 million was raised for local Good Causes in communities across Ireland.