Lucky Limerick Lotto player wins €1 million jackpot

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Lucky Limerick Lotto player wins €1 million jackpot

The winning ticket was sold at the Centra Store at St Mary’s Road, Newcastle West.

A LUCKY Limerick Lotto player scooped €1 million in last night's draw.

The mystery winner bought their golden ticket at the Centra Store on St Mary’s Road, Newcastle West.

Although the overall jackpot of nearly €8m was not won, the numbers for the Lotto Plus One draw came up for one player.

The numbers were: 11, 14, 16, 22, 26, 43 and the bonus ball was 30.

A delighted manager of the winning shop, Margaret Ryan, said:

“There’s great excitement in Newcastlewest this morning and so many of our customers have been popping in checking their tickets and everyone is wondering who the winner is,” said Mrs Ryan.

"Hopefully it is one of our regulars and there is a millionaire among us. We are located in the middle of the town so get a lot of passing trade as well as a lot off our own customers so it’s impossible to tell,” she added.

A National Lottery spokesperson said today: “This is amazing news for a lucky Lotto player in Limerick and we are looking forward to meeting this person or persons soon in the Winner’s Room,” they said.

"We advise the ticket holder to sign the back of the ticket and contact our prize claims team on 01 836 4444 and we will make arrangements for you to come to the National Lottery to get your prize,” they added.

There was no winner of last night’s mega €7,991,929 Lotto jackpot, which now rolls to an estimated €8.5 million for next Wednesday’s draw on February 13.