If you want to win a major lottery prize, sometimes you just need to be in the right place at the right time. Thurles proved to be the right place on several occasions over the course of the past six months. Lotto enthusiasts from this small Irish town collected a total of around €9.000.000 in lotto prizes during this relatively short period of time.
We were reminded of how lucky Thurles can be when one fortunate punter matched the winning line in the Irish Lotto Plus 2 draw on March 31st to scoop €250.000. The ticket was purchased at the Centra Store in Stadavoher in Thurles – the store owner Eugene Dwyer said they were “absolutely over the moon” after discovering one of their customers won this impressive windfall. Some of the shoppers thought they were pulling a prank by celebrating the €250.000 victory on April Fool’s Day, but some of the residents of Thurles are already used to this sight.
“All the wins have been great for the town and there’s a proper buzz about the place. We’ll enjoy the celebrations today and we wish the winner every best of luck with their new found fortune,” said Dwyer after being asked about the recent run of lotto luck in his town.
One of the largest cash rewards in recent memory was collected by a Tipperary syndicate in November. It amounted to €7.500.000 and they’ve won it thanks to a golden ticket purchased from the Eason’s outlet in Thurles Shopping Centre. The list of major prizes recently won in Thurles includes €500.000 Lotto Plus 1 pay-out collected in December, and two separate scratch card victories of €250.000 and €100.000.