The winner of the largest ever Lotto jackpot in Irish history has made contact to claim their prize, as the store where the winning ticket has been sold has been revealed.
The €19.06 million ticket was sold to one lucky person in the west of Ireland at Laura’s XL store in Castlebar, Co. Mayo.
Speaking at today’s announcement, shop owner Laura Scriney spoke of the excitement she felt on receiving the news from the National Lottery that her store had now taken on such an historic title.
“The entire county really has been buzzing with chatter about the Lotto jackpot since the weekend with everyone wondering where exactly the winning ticket was sold.”
“When I heard that our store was the lucky location, I was in a complete state of shock. I knew that it was a Castlebar shop but finding out was completely overwhelming!”
“I am only in business since 2019 so this is certainly a big moment for me and my family. Saturday night was such a huge draw and one that’s been the talk of the town for the week now so we are absolutely over the moon to have played a part in this.”
“The winner truly is the luckiest player in Ireland now and we wish them all the very best with their win,” she said.
The staggering Lotoo jackpot, which has been rolling over since June 2021, and was capped in October, went to a single winner last Saturday.
After going unclaimed for so long, the rules were changed to allow for a must-win draw that would have seen the pot go to someone, one way or another.
The National Lottery has said that arrangements are now being made for the lucky winner to claim their life-changing prize.