Garryowen winner of €800,000 lotto ticket?

Alan Owens

Reporter:

Alan Owens

SPECULATION is rife that the winning Euromillions ticket worth €800,000 sold in Roxboro Stores last week was bought by a person living locally.

SPECULATION is rife that the winning Euromillions ticket worth €800,000 sold in Roxboro Stores last week was bought by a person living locally.

The Limerick Leader understands that a woman living in Garryowen, who bought two lines, was the lucky winner of the Euromillions plus draw.

Despite the rumours sweeping the area, Ann Roche, co-owner of the shop which has a history of lotto wins including a €4 million winning lotto ticket sold on May 1, 2010, said the identity of the winner was as yet unconfirmed.

“We are absolutely delighted for one of our customers, there is a great buzz around and people are delighted and we hope it was somebody local,” she explained.

“We won’t know [who won] – we were just told the ticket was sold last Friday, but we won’t know unless the person decides to go public,” added Ms Roche.

The shop has previously sold winning tickets in Telly Bingo, Winning Streak and Fame and Fortune, as well as the €4m lotto win in 2010 and this latest result and Ms Roche said the lucky wins have been “great for business”.