Three lotto players in Mayo, Galway and Offaly became big winners after last Wednesday’s night draw, matching five numbers and the bonus to win €305,478 each.
The Mayo winner scooped their share of the €916,434 Match 5+ Bonus prize after purchasing their winning Quick Pick ticket on Tuesday, January 4 at Mulhern’s Applegreen Filling Station and Gala Shop on Ballina Street in Crossmolina.
Business owner Ciaran Mulhern, who runs the filling station with his daughter Laura, was thrilled to hear the good news: “We have a team of 16 working here in-store and there has been a great buzz around the place when we heard the news. We have been telling all of our customers to check their tickets quickly as one lucky person is over €300,000 better off now. It certainly is nice to get good news and even nicer to start the year off with it – we wish the winner all the very best!”
The Galway winner purchased their winning Quick Pick ticket on Tuesday, January 4 at Londis in Tí Cloch Mhíle on the Dublin Road in while the Offaly winner purchased their Quick Pick ticket on the day of the draw online at www.lottery.ie.
The winning numbers for Wednesday night’s (January 5) Lotto draw were: 8, 24, 36, 38, 41, 45 and the bonus was 16.
The National Lottery has confirmed that a notification to the user’s online account and a separate email has now been sent to the lucky Offaly ticket holder. The Galway and Mayo winners are advised to sign the back of their tickets and to keep them safe. All three winners should make contact with the prize claims team on 1800 666 222 or email firstname.lastname@example.org and arrangements will be made for them to claim their prizes.
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