A local store in Galway city has been revealed as the selling location for last Wednesday’s (3rd August) Lotto jackpot winning ticket worth an astonishing €5,541,001. Newspoint newsagent, Unit 25, Galway Shopping Centre, on the Headford Road, sold the winning Marked play with Plus ticket on Sunday 31st of July.
Store owner Billy Shearer was overjoyed to hear the news about one of his customers life-changing win. “I’m absolutely over the moon and delighted. We’re a small newsagent open about a year and we employ eight people. This is our first ever big win! Our shop motto is, ‘local newsagent for local people’, so we’re hoping that it’s a local person or syndicate that’s won the big prize”, he said.
“There’s a great buzz and atmosphere around the town. Something like this really lifts people’s spirits”, he added.
The National Lottery have also confirmed that the winner of Wednesday’s Lotto jackpot worth over €5.5 million has made contact and arrangements are now being made for the prize to be paid. The Galway player is the seventh Lotto jackpot winner of 2022 following wins by players in Wexford, Mayo, Meath, Dublin (2) and Kilkenny. The Galway winner is also the 23rd National Lottery millionaire of 2022.
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