LOTTO LUCK: Batty O’Sullivan (centre, right) receives his €16,000 cheque from Killarney Celtic FC Lotto Committee Chairman, Der Lyne with, from left, committee members John C Counihan, Packie O’Connor, Paul Sherry, (Chairman), and Tim Jones (Vice Chairman).


Batty ‘Skips’ O’Sullivan was thrilled when he became Killarney Celtic FC’s biggest ever lotto prizewinner with a super €16,000 jackpot.

From Knocknaskeha in Spa, Batty invests in an annual ticket every year to support the reigning league and cup double champions – and his loyalty paid off when his lucky numbers were plucked from the draw drum.

Batty, who operates a busy skip hire company, had chosen the numbers 2, 6, 9 and 23 and it landed him the record jackpot prize.

“We’re absolutely thrilled for Batty as he is a great supporter of Celtic,” Killarney Celtic FC Chairman, Paul Sherry, said.

“The lotto is our only source of fundraising and Batty is always there to support us and to help us out with anything we need. This win genuinely couldn’t have happened to a nicer guy.”

The Celtic lotto jackpot is now at €5,200.