The West’s Awake After €8.5 Million Lotto Win

The West’s Awake After €8.5 Million Lotto Win

The West was well and truly awake over the weekend as it emerged a lucky player in Co. Galway scooped last night’s mega Lotto jackpot worth more than €8.5 million.

The shop that sold the life-changing €8,549,067 Lotto Jackpot winning ticket was Corrib Oil Service Station in The Hill, Loughrea, making it Galway's 93rd Lotto Jackpot win since Lotto launched in 1988. Galway’s total Lotto jackpot prize win now stands at a whopping €146 million.

Corrib Oil Service Station store manager, Pat Halligan, said this morning that Lotto fever has gripped the historic town as news spread about the thrilling win.

“The excitement is unreal. There is a great buzz in the shop today with people coming in checking their tickets and speculating about the winner. This is the biggest ever National Lottery win for this shop and we would love if it was a local.”

“This is a busy store with more than 30 full and part-time staff and we are in party mode today. The staff were told the great news last night by WhatsApp so there is a carnival atmosphere here.”

The winning ticket was a Quick Pick, and with a lot of traffic through the shop it could be anyone, Pat said. The shop is part of the Corrib Oil Group with more than 14 stores in Ireland.

The  winning numbers were: 5, 6, 14, 19, 22, 30 and Bonus 24 .

Meanwhile, there were an incredible three winners matched five numbers plus the bonus to win €41,933 in last night’s draw. For the month of May each match five winner also gets a luxury holiday voucher worth €20,000. This is the 5th winners of the May Lotto Getaway promotion so far.

Nearly 30 cent in every €1 spent on National Lottery games go back to Good Causes in the areas of sport, youth, health, welfare, education, arts and heritage. In total, more than €5 Billion has been raised for Good Causes since the National Lottery was established 30 years ago.

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