Lucky Limerick Lotto winner ‘nearly had a heart attack’

Louise Meskell, with postmistress Catherine O'Brien checking Lotto tickets at Kilmallock PO
A MYSTERY customer who struck gold in Kilmallock post office last Friday when a €10 Quick Pick earned them a staggering €250,000 said they nearly had a heart attack when they checked their numbers on Sunday morning.

A MYSTERY customer who struck gold in Kilmallock post office last Friday when a €10 Quick Pick earned them a staggering €250,000 said they nearly had a heart attack when they checked their numbers on Sunday morning.

The winner scooped the top prize in the Lotto Plus 2 draw which took place on Saturday evening.

“I checked the numbers on Sunday morning and I nearly had a heart attack! I couldn’t believe it, I still can’t,” said the winner, who wishes to remain private.

The lucky player bought their Quick Pick ticket at the post office in Kilmallock.

“A holiday is the first thing on the cards,” said the happy winner.

According to the post mistress of Kilmallock post office, based on Lord Edward Street in the town, there is huge speculation locally as to who the lucky customer actually is.

“It’s a nice win. I would say it is someone local because we had a lot of pensioners in on Friday. It was pension day,” said Catherine O’Brien.

Ms O’Brien received a phone call on Monday from National Lottery HQ to inform her that the winning ticket had been sold in her post office.

“Hopefully it is someone local,” said Ms O’Brien.

“I have the Lotto five-and-a-half years and this is my first big win. There is a great buzz around the town with everyone guessing. You like to see people getting on. I got a poster this morning and it said we sold a €250,000 ticket!”

The winning numbers were 7, 12, 16, 35, 37, 42 with the bonus number 29.

There were two winners of Saturday’s Lotto Plus 2 - another in Dublin - with each walking away with €250,000.

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