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Co Mayo Punter Makes Contact Over EuroMillions Jackpot

The Irish EuroMillions player who scooped €28.9 million on Friday night bought their ticket in Castlebar, Co Mayo, becoming the town’s second jackpot winner. The lucky participant has been in contact with Irish National Lottery officials, but is set to take a bit of time before coming forward to collect the prize.

Ireland celebrated the 11th jackpot success in its history, and second of the year, in the draw on Friday 7th July, and more information has now emerged as fans of the game eagerly await news on the identity of the winner. The all-important ticket was a Quick Pick bought at the Garryduff XL Store on Pound Road in Castlebar, and has generated a huge amount of local excitement.

Umesh Kumar, owner of Garryduff XL Stores, said: “We had no idea at all. We are all thrilled here at the news. It is a great boost for the area and we are delighted for the winner whoever it is. It will take a while for this to sink in. “I love it here and business has been going well since I took over the shop in 2015. This win will put us on the map.”

Irish National Lottery chief executive Dermot Griffin told Newstalk Breakfast: “They have 90 days to come in and collect their prize, so they are taking a little bit of time to get  their own professional advice and then they will come in and see us. The money has to be collected from the other EuroMillions countries, so it is going to take until Thursday for the money to be deposited in our bank account, and we can pay it out any time after that.”

Castlebar had already created one jackpot winner back in April 2014, when a EuroMillions prize worth €15 million was claimed on a ticket sold in Staunton’s Costcutter Express. The latest win will only boost the town further and inspire other players in the area as they dream of winning future jackpots.

EuroMillions will return on Tuesday night with a top prize of €17 million (estimated £14 million), and players across Europe will hope to follow in the footsteps of the Castlebar winner. You can enjoy the game by buying a ticket from any authorised retailer or choosing numbers online. Good luck!

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Published: Tue, 11 July 2017 - 9:49am
Last Updated: Thu, 11 January 2018 - 2:58pm
Published By: Euro-Millions.com