When one ticket holder from small Wexford town of Kilmore Quay scooped a €2.000.000 Lotto jackpot, it felt like collective victory. Citizens of the small fishing village were over the moon after discovering someone they probably know just became a millionaire.
The mystery ticket holder correctly matched the six winning numbers 6, 26, 27, 32, 45 and 47 in the Irish Lotto draw on June 16th. They purchased the golden ticket at the Mace Burrows store in Kilmore Quay – a small seaside village with a population of just 300. Storeowner John Brady was in absolute shock after receiving the news about the €2.000.000 ticket being sold in his store from the lottery officials.
“We’re absolutely delighted, there’s a buzz going around the village already. It will make the town more vibrant than it already is,” said Brady.
His store is a small family owned business, and the only reason they’re still up and running are their incredibly loyal customers. Brady said it feels fantastic to know one of the people they see on a daily basis woke up to a Lotto ticket worth €2.000.000.
“We’re genuinely thrilled for whoever the winner is and we’ll be enjoying the celebrations with all of our customers over the coming days. We’re hoping it was someone living here and not passing through, but even if it was someone passing through we’re delighted for them and wish them all the best,” concluded Brady.
A National Lottery spokesperson described this victory as a part of “life-changing week” for Irish lotto players, since the winners of €17.000.000 Euromillions windfall came forward around the same time.