Milltown shop sells €4.5m winning Lottery ticket
Posted in Connect on October 30, 2018.
Speculation is rife on the Galway/Mayo border as to the identity of Ireland’s newest millionaire after it was revealed that a shop in the village of Milltown had sold a winning quick pick National Lottery ticket worth almost €4.5m. The ticket was sold in Ryan’s Daybreak and Post Office in the border village on Thursday last. The winning numbers are 14, 24, 30, 38, 40, 45 and bonus number is 36.
The owners of the family-owned shop and post office were stunned on Sunday when they were informed they had sold a mega winning Lotto ticket. One of the shop owners and granddaughter of its founder, Clare O’Connor, said the entire family is overjoyed at the news of the massive win.
Clare’s grandfather started the shop, which was then taken over by her parents, Joe and Anne, who are now semiretired. The business also has a pub and is now run by Clare and her two brothers Tim and John.
And with Clare’s kids helping out at times the business is now into its fourth generation. “This is a small village eight miles from Tuam and we are the only shop,” Clare remarked.
“But there is a lot of passing traffic so it could be anyone. But we are really hoping it is someone local, that would be very special indeed.”
A National Lottery spokesperson appealed to all its Galway and Mayo players to check their Lotto numbers to see if they are holders of this golden ticket. With so many Mayo people travelling the N17, there’s a good chance the jackpot may be coming to the county.
Story by Majella Loftus
Western People, October 29th 2018