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Christmas comes early for lucky lotto winner

Christmas comes early for lucky lotto winner

Áine Ryan

BET you there is no budget blues for this lucky Lotto winner. In fact Christmas has come early for a mysterious Aughagower thousandaire who can now afford to put a few extra presents under the festive tree.
And, naturally, speculation is rife as to the identity of the person who bought a €6 quick pick in Scotts of Aughagower, near Westport, last Saturday afternoon, December 3.
And if proprietor John Pat Scott has any knowledge of the winner of the Lotto Plus €250,000, he certainly wasn’t divulging it to The Mayo News last night.
However, he did concede that it was bound to be a local person.
“I would be sure it is a local given our clientele. We are over the moon. We only have the Lotto for the last three-and-a-half years, even though we have the Lottery itself since 1987. This is our first major win and it is great to get good news for a change,” said John Pat Scott.
Scotts of Aughagower is a local community landmark encompassing a shop, bar and post office. It has been operated by the same family for over one hundred years.