Winning ticketholder makes contact to claim latest Lotto jackpot prize
A family run store in Clifden, Co. Galway has sold the winning Lotto ticket worth €7,337,733 for last Saturday’s draw the National Lottery has confirmed this morning. The winning Quick Pick ticket was sold at Rogan’s Gala store which is situated in the heart of the bustling coastal town.
The National Lottery has also confirmed that the Galway player who scooped the €7.3 million Lotto jackpot on Saturday nights made contact late on Monday evening and arrangements are now being made for their prize to be paid.
Owner of the winning store, Joe Rogan spoke of his disbelief that one of his customers had become an over-night multi-millionaire after a visit to his store last week:
“We heard that the big win was in Galway over the weekend and until late last night, I had absolutely no idea that it was us. Honestly, I am in a state of shock and I’m not even the one who has won the €7.3 million jackpot! This is a very sweet win for us. I only took over the running of the store in the past year so it is an unbelievable bonus for us that we should have a Lotto jackpot winner in our first year in business,” he said.
“Whoever the winner is, this amount of money will be absolutely life-changing for them so we wish them all the very best with their new-found fortune. You have no idea what a big Lotto win brings to the town. There is a massive sense of excitement, delight for the winner and of course a little bit of speculation as to who the winner is, which is to be expected! Many of our day to day customers are from the local community but given the time of year, there is quite a passing trade with tourists visiting from every part of the country, so it’s anybody’s guess who it could be,” he added.
This latest Lotto win is the 8th jackpot win so far in 2020 with over €41 million won in jackpot prizes alone. In 2020, more than €89 million has been won in prizes in the Lotto game which includes 14 new millionaires which have been created in the Lotto and Lotto Plus games.
This is the 96th Lotto jackpot to be won in Co. Galway since the inception of the Lotto game in 1988. These 96 jackpots totalled are worth in excess of €162.3 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 32 years ago. In 2019 alone, €250 million was raised for local Good Causes in communities across Ireland.