One lucky lotto player from Galway had a reason for celebration this weekend, thanks to an Irish Lotto ticket they bought at a local store. After the numbers were drawn on Saturday night, it turned out their ticket matched all the winning numbers to win an incredible €4.440.000 windfall.
Fortunate punter, who is yet to come forward, matched the six main winning numbers 14, 24, 30, 38, 40 and 45 on October 27th. The golden ticket was sold at Ryan’s Daybreak and Post Office in Milltown, and its owners were delighted to find out their store helped someone scoop €4.440.000.
Shop owner Clarre O’Connor said they were overjoyed after hearing their family business played such an important role in someone’s massive victory. Ryan’s Daybreak was founded by her grandfather, and it was later taken over by her parents. After they decided to semi-retire, Clarre and her brothers Tim and John followed in their footsteps and started running the store.
O’Connor is hoping the golden ticket was bought by the local, and it’s highly likely she’s right. Milltown is a small village located only eight miles from Tuam, and Ryan’s Daybreak is the only store its residents have at their disposal. There’s still a slight possibility the winner isn’t from Milltown, since a lot of people pass through the village while travelling somewhere else.
Irish Lotto draw on October 27th also produced a winner of a second tier prize worth €57.000. They pocketed this impressive sum of money thanks to the ticket purchased at the Supervalu store located on Ballyjamesduff Road in Virginia, County Cavan.