Family-run Cavan service station sells €500,000 EuroMillions ticket

Cavan service station sells €500,000 EuroMillions ticket

National Lottery appeals for Bailieboro players to check tickets

A family-run service station in the Cavan town of Bailieboro spoke of their delight as they sold a National Lottery ticket worth €500,000 on last night’s EuroMillions draw (Tuesday 28th July).

The winning Quick Pick ticket was purchased in the Barrack Street Service Station, Barrack Street, Bailieboro, Co. Cavan. This Daybreak / Texaco service station, sandwiched between Bailieboro Garda Station and the local library, has been run by the Roe family in the town since 2008.

Speaking on selling this winning ticket, Paula Roe, manager of Barrack Street Service Station, said: “We’re absolutely thrilled with the win as it’s our first major National Lottery winner we’ve had since we started the business in 2008 – so we were long due one! It’s a great bit of news for the town too as so much of our business comes from Bailieborough locals so fingers crossed the winner is one of our regular customers. Things have been tough over the last few months with the lockdown which saw business slow but we are building back up now and this win is a nice boost for us. Best of luck to the winner!”

Last night’s winning EuroMillions Plus numbers which are now worth €500,000 for one lucky player were: 03, 26, 32, 34 and 35.

The National Lottery is now urging its EuroMillions players in Cavan to check their tickets to see if they have won this €500,000 prize.

A spokesperson for the National Lottery said: “Well one week on from the massive €49.5 million EuroMillions jackpot being won in Ireland (by an online player from Dublin), we have yet another winner of the EuroMillions Plus top prize of €500,000. In fact this is the 18th such winner we’ve had so far in 2020. We are appealing to all our EuroMillions players in Cavan, specifically those who played in the Bailieboro area yesterday, to check their tickets carefully. If you have matched all five of the above numbers on the Plus draw, contact our prize claims team on 1800 666 222 or email and we will make arrangements for you to collect your prize”.

All 18 winners of the EuroMillions Plus top prize in Ireland this year have shared a combined €9 million on the Plus game alone. While there was no winner of last night’s EuroMillions jackpot of €26,261,754, more than 47,000 players in Ireland were prize winners. Next Friday’s EuroMillions jackpot (31st July) now heads for a whopping €40 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 €5.6 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.