Shop where winning Lotto jackpot ticket was sold revealed
The winner has made contact with the National Lottery.
The shop where the winning Lotto jackpot ticket worth €19.06 million was sold was revealed on Wednesday (19 January).
Laura's XL store on Hopkins Road in Castlebar, Mayo, sold the ticket which gripped the nation's attention (and wallets) last Saturday.
The Mayo player became Ireland's largest jackpot winner ever over the weekend.
The jackpot had continued to roll over for over seven months, which led to the National Lottery implementing a "Will Be Won" system for the draw on Saturday.
The system, however, was not required, as the player had matched all six numbers.
“The entire county really has been buzzing with chatter about the Lotto jackpot since the weekend with everyone wondering where exactly the winning ticket was sold," shop owner Laura Scriney said.
"When I heard that our store was the lucky location, I was in a complete state of shock.
"I knew that it was a Castlebar shop but finding out was completely overwhelming!
"I am only in business since 2019 so this is certainly a big moment for me and my family.
"Saturday night was such a huge draw and one that’s been the talk of the town for the week now so we are absolutely over the moon to have played a part in this.
The winner truly is the luckiest player in Ireland now and we wish them all the very best with their win,” she said.
The National Lottery confirmed on Wednesday that the winner of Saturday night’s record-breaking €19.06 million jackpot has officially made contact to begin the process of claiming their prize.
As the jackpot was capped since October, the funds that would usually go to the jackpot flowed down to the next highest tier at which there was a winner, which was the Match 5 + Bonus tier.
149 tickets managed to match five numbers and the bonus to share a prize fund worth almost €5.5 million and they will now go on to claim €36,687 each.