A well-known service station in Listowel, Co. Kerry has been announced as the store where Ireland’s newest millionaire bought their winning €1 million Daily Million ticket.
The National Lottery has revealed that the Fitzgerald Centra filling station in Listowel in north Co. Kerry is the store where this lucky player bought their winning Daily Million Quick Pick ticket for Thursday’s 9pm draw.
The Listowel service station has been run by two friends, Dan O’ Connor and Charlie Cantillon for the past 25 years and both men have spoken of their happiness after one of their lucky customers has become an overnight millionaire after Thursday night’s draw. Co-owner of the winning store, Charlie Cantillon said, “What a way this is to start the year for one of our lucky customers. There has been a lot of lottery luck in the Kingdom lately and it’s just incredible when you get the call to tell you that you have sold a big winning ticket. With the ongoing travel restrictions, it is very likely that the customer is a local which makes the win even more sweet for us as business owners and for the wider community too. Whoever the winners are, we hope that they enjoy the win and they get to celebrate it properly with friends and family once all of these restrictions are over.”
The National Lottery have confirmed that they are still waiting to hear from the lucky winner of the €1 million urged Daily Million players in Kerry to check their tickets after the top prize of €1 million was won on Thursday night’s 9pm draw.
The winning numbers from the Daily Million Draw were: 05, 07, 09, 16, 34, 37 and the bonus number was 21.
This latest €1 million win in Co. Kerry comes on the back of a hugely successful 2020 in terms of prizes won in the Kingdom last year. In total, Kerry players won over €23 million in prizes which included prizes such as a €9.7 million Lotto jackpot in Killarney last April, a €1 million Lotto Plus 1 top prize in December and another €1 million Daily Million top prize in Milltown in February.
In the past 12 months, there have been eleven top prize winners in the Daily Million game, which includes four winners of the €1 million Daily Million top prize and an additional seven winners of the €500,000 Daily Million Plus top prize.
Daily Million draws take place twice a day, seven days a week at 2pm and 9pm and costs just €1 per play.
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.