Lotto family fortune for Kilkenny group who officially claim €8.5 million jackpot cheque!

Lotto HQ in Dublin was the location for an unforgettable gathering as a large Co. Kilkenny family claimed a Lotto jackpot prize worth €8,508,720 which they won on Saturday 7th May. 
The ecstatic Kilkenny family, who wish to keep their win private, have revealed their absolute disbelief at winning such a life-changing prize. They described how they have coped with their newfound fortune over the past weeks. 
“We’ve actually been quite relaxed about it all which makes it all the more strange,” said one of the syndicate members. “You always think that when you win the Lotto, you will be jumping around and spraying champagne, but we’ve been quite sensible in the last few weeks and kept our feet firmly on the ground.”  
The winning Quick Pick was sold on the day of the draw at Blanchfield’s Centra store in Mooncoin Co. Kilkenny. This is the second big Lotto jackpot win at the popular community store after another player won a Lotto jackpot worth over €6.8 million in December 2019.

NO REPRO FEE: 11th May 2022. Celebrations are underway in the Marble County after it was announced that Blanchfield’s Centra store on the Main Street in Mooncoin sold Saturday’s winning Lotto jackpot ticket worth a staggering €8,508,720. The winning Quick Pick ticket was sold on the day of the draw, Saturday 7th May. 
Shop owners Michael Blanchfield and Alice Blanchfield are pictured with staff, Sinead Quinn, Aileen O’Brien, Fiona Walsh, Margaret Phelan, Melissa Walsh, Susan Quinn as celebrations got underway today.  Picture: Vicky Comerford - Mac Innes Photography

Photo caption: Staff at the Centra store in Mooncoin, Co. Kilkenny celebrate after it was announced that they sold a winning Lotto jackpot ticket worth over €8.5 million on Saturday 7th May.

“It wasn’t until three days after the draw that I actually checked my ticket and found out that we’d won the very jackpot prize that everybody in Kilkenny was talking about. We are an incredibly level-headed family and I know that this win won’t affect us one bit. It won’t change who we are, but it will certainly make things like paying off mortgages and paying bills an awful lot easier.” 
“It’s a huge amount of money and the plan is to sit tight for the next couple of months before we make any big spending plans. The only real plan for spending at the moment is a local charity who we plan to support as much as we can in the coming months and years,” they added. 
Meanwhile, also claiming a huge National Lottery prize today was a player from Co. Louth who won €200,000 on a €10 All Cash Spectacular scratch card. The lucky player purchased their winning ticket at Dunnes Stores in the Southgate Shopping Centre in Drogheda. 
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