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Westport store sells €152,670 EuroMillions winning ticket

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WINNER ALRIGHT Pictured outside Hoban's Centra at The Quay in Westport, where a EuroMillons ticket worth €152,670 was sold, were store owners Séan Hoban and Ciara Gillen.


Michael Duffy


THERE was great excitement at The Quay in Westport on Wednesday afternoon as news broke that the main supermarket in the area had sold a winning EuroMillions ticket.
Those who bought tickets on Tuesday, August 23 are being urged to check their tickets very carefully after a player matched five numbers to scoop €152,670 the EuroMillions draw. 
The winning numbers were: 19, 26, 31, 39, 48 and the Lucky stars 2 and 3.
Séan Hoban, who owns the store along with his sister Ciara, was delighted to get the call about the win.
“There has been a mighty buzz in the shop all afternoon, with staff and customers wondering who has scooped what is a lovely prize. We’re in business at the Quay since 1999, I’m actually the fourth generation of the family running the shop and this is our first big win. There’s sure to be a flurry of local customers in and out checking tickets and asking lots of questions over the next couple of days. I hope it’s one of our regular customers, it’s a lovely amount of money and should give some security for the winner, especially with the way things are at the minute and how everything’s gone so expensive. We wish the winner the very best of luck with their prize", said Séan.
The winner is advised to sign the back of their ticket, which is now worth €152,670 and keep it safe. They should contact the National Lottery prize claims team on 1800 666 222 or email claims@lottery.ie and arrangements will be made for them to claim their prize.   
As there was no winner of the overall EuroMillions jackpot of €87,739,478 and this Friday night’s draw is set to roll towards an estimated €100 Million.
Meanwhile, tonight’s Lotto jackpot is set to roll to an estimated €4 million. Players hoping to be in with a chance of becoming Ireland’s next Lotto jackpot winner are reminded that tickets can be purchased in-store, through the National Lottery app or at www.lottery.ie ahead of the cut-off time for ticket sales at 7.45pm this evening.