Lucky shop in Leitrim responsible for nearly €13 million in Lotto wins in 13 years 3 years ago

Lucky shop in Leitrim responsible for nearly €13 million in Lotto wins in 13 years

They’re even coming from Gdansk outside Leitrim to buy a ticket.

A small convenience store in the centre of a village in north Leitrim with approximately 1,000 inhabits is now responsible for almost €13 million in Lotto winnings in 13 years after selling a winning ticket for €1 million in Sunday’s Daily Million draw.


Five lucky prize-winning National Lottery tickets have been sold in Spar in Kinlough since 2006 (see details at the bottom of the page), including an €11.1 million syndicate win in August 2016 and an as yet-to-be-revealed winner of €1 million on Sunday.

Commenting on the store’s incredible run of luck, the owner of the store, Noel McGowan said: “It’s absolutely incredible that my customers in a small village such as Kinlough are famous for hitting National Lottery jackpots.

“For such a small population, we have defied all of the odds already but to have another customer who has become a millionaire over the weekend is really special for us. Following the last couple of big wins, we’ve had quite a few tourists visit the store to specifically buy a lottery ticket in the hope that our luck might rub off on them.

“The majority of our customers are local, however, so we have our fingers crossed that the winner is somebody from the village.”


The National Lottery is appealing to all Daily Million players in Kinlough, or people who might have bought a ticket while passing through, to check their tickets after one lucky winner matched six numbers in the 2pm Daily Million draw on Sunday.

The winning numbers were 2, 12, 14, 19, 26, 37 and the bonus number was 27.

National Lottery prize-winning tickets sold in Spar, Kinlough, Leitrim since 2006

18 March 2006: Lotto, €225,000


10 October 2015: Lotto Plus 2, €250,000

20 August 2016: Lotto, €11,179,627

18 August 2018: Lotto Plus 2, €250,000

1 September 2019: Daily Million, €1,000,000