Someone in Donegal has woken up €1million richer after Saturday's Lotto
It's a very happy Mother's Day for somebody out there.
One shop in Donegal has claimed its second Lotto victory of the year during last night's draw (30 March).
The National Lottery confirmed today that Barclay’s Newsagents in the Diamond, Raphoe, sold the golden Lotto Plus 1 ticket – the same shop that sold a EuroMillions Plus winning ticket landing a local man €500,000 in February.
It's also the third win for the town of Raphoe in 2019. A local sold the winning Match 5 Plus Bonus winning ticket from the Lotto Draw on 28 – nabbing that ticket holder a cool €98,068. According to the 2016 Census, Raphoe has a population of just 1,089 people.
The owner of the winning Lotto Plus 1 shop, Jimmy Barclay, said today he was delighted to hear his shop had sold another big National Lottery ticket "This is great news we can’t believe it! This is a very small town and to have sold a Lotto Plus 1 and a EuroMillions Plus winning ticket within a few months is brilliant."
The store-owner also noted that a lot of people drive through the area, suggesting that the winner might not even be from Donegal.
So get checking those tickets!