LOTTO WINNER: Staff Lyndsey Morgan, Ciaran Culloty (Manager) and Stacey Barrett from Centra The Rock celebrating after selling a €500,000 Euromillions ticket. Photo: Michelle Crean
By Michelle Crean
A lucky EuroMillions Plus winner – who bagged €500,000 in Tuesday night’s €190 million Euromillions draw – has made contact with Lotto HQ to collect their winnings.
The ecstatic winner, who bought their Quick Pick ticket in the Centra Store on the Rock Road on Monday, rang the Dublin office first thing yesterday morning (Thursday), Lotto HQ confirmed to the Killarney Advertiser.
In total there were three winners of the Plus top prize of €500,000. The other two tickets were sold in Dublin and Meath.
Staff at the Killarney shop were celebrating on Tuesday when news reached them that they sold a winning ticket. And it’s not the first time that the Centra shop sold a winner as its sister shop across the road, Centra at The Reeks Gateway, sold a ticket for the same amount just 14 months ago, explained Store Manager Ciaran Culloty.
“We have two shops and we sold a ticket at The Reeks for the same amount last year,” he told the Killarney Advertiser. “It’s amazing that both shops had a winner for the same amount.”
And he said when news reached them on Tuesday – they got extremely excited as at first they thought their own staff syndicate had won the cash.
“First thing I did after we got a call from the Lotto rep was check our own ticket – but no luck!”
And he added customers are streaming in the door congratulating them on their news this week.
“All day everyone has been coming in asking who won and also congratulating us. We wish the winner all the best and hope they enjoy it.”
Tonight’s Euromillions draw is yet again €190m, draw closes at 7.30pm.