IT may not be €19,600,000, but a group of employees in Baxter in Castlebar are still singing this week after winning €595,521 in the National Lottery.
A syndicate of 47 workers from the factory’s twin bag department are €12,000 better off after they matched five numbers, as the largest jackpot in history rolled over yet again.
The lucky Quick Pick ticket was purchased in Turlough XL Stores in Turlough, Castlebar, on Friday, October 22.
The big win was confirmed by locals and celebrations got underway in the Turlough Inn pub at around 10.30pm on Saturday night when the news broke.
Attracta Barrett, who owns the winning store with her husband Michael, was delighted to hear that one of their customers became one of the biggest winners in Saturday night’s draw.
“This is the biggest prize that we have ever sold so we’re all absolutely thrilled,” Attracta said. “The whole village is buzzing, everybody is absolutely delighted.”
“It will make life a little easier for those involved,” said Michael Barrett who runs the Turlough XL Store with his wife.
The winning numbers for the draw were: 5, 10, 12, 23, 28, 47 and the bonus was 16.
The other lucky winner was a player from Dublin who purchased a ticket online.
The colossal €19.6 million jackpot will be up for grabs again in the main draw tomorrow (Wednesday).
There was more more luck in Lotto Match 5 prize winners in the draw on Wednesday, October 20. Thirty winners won €29,273 and of the tickets was sold in Mace/Top Oil in Charlestown.
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 €6 billion has been raised for good causes since the National Lottery was established 34 years ago. In 2020 alone, €254 million was raised for local Good Causes in communities across Ireland.