Mystery Limerick woman wins €6m Lahinch Lotto

Eugene Phelan

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Eugene Phelan

Golden ticket: Robert and Eleanor Kennedy owners of Kennedys Centra in Lahinch with shop staff Inez Zuber and Eileen Hayes who sold the winning Lotto ticket worth �6,158,375. Picture: Don Moloney/Press 22
CLARE might have won the big hurling match at the weekend but a Limerick woman took over €6 million from the Banner county without ever being spotted.

CLARE might have won the big hurling match at the weekend but a Limerick woman took over €6 million from the Banner county without ever being spotted.

Now every Limerick woman who was in Lahinch last weekend is a prime suspect in the great Lotto win. The woman turned up at Lotto headquarters in Dublin on Wednesday to collect her prize of €6,158,375.

She wished to remain anonymous but Lotto headquarters did issue a few detail about the lucky lady who purchased the €4 Quick Pick bought at Kennedy’s Centra Foodmarket, Back Lane, Lahinch - the largest jackpot winning ticket to be sold in Clare in Lotto history.

“I was listening to the Clare-Limerick match on Clare FM on Sunday,” she explained on collecting her massive prize.

“The news came on and they were saying congratulations to the winner of the Lotto and the ticket was sold in Lahinch.

“Then I realised I hadn’t checked my ticket. I wrote down the numbers and then got my ticket out of my purse. I nearly died when all the numbers matched up! I started shaking, I felt sick!”

The anonymous millionaire said she was thrilled to now have financial stability for her and her children.

“I’ll have peace of mind now that I can pay off the bills that have been coming through the door. I plan to share the good fortune with family and friends”, she said.

“I’d love to buy a house by the sea and also a holiday apartment in Spain or Portugal. And I’ve always said that if I ever won the Lotto I’d go to Tiffany’s and buy diamonds, so that’s what I’ll do – I’ll book a family holiday to America and make that dream come true!”