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THE search for Limerick’s newest millionaire is continuing this Friday but all the indicators are now pointing to the Askeaton area.
The National Lottery has revealed that Millionaire Raffle ticket number 010661 was bought in Ryan's Centra in the West Limerick town on November 24 - the ticket which scooped the top €1m prize in the New Year’s Eve draw.
Co-owner of Ryan’s Centra store in Askeaton in Co. Limerick, Brian Hanly said, “We can’t believe this! What a great way to start 2020 for one of our customers. We were just told the good news this morning and we really hope it’s a local. There has been no speculation as to who the winner may be just yet, so over the next few days, we will be ensuring that all of customers check their tickets to see if they are the winner of the €1 million prize.”
However, a spokesman for the National Lottery said: “Obviously it is important that we take some time to inform the winning retailer, who sold this prize worth €1 million, and of course to give the winning ticket holder the time and space they need to let this truly life-changing win to sink in”.
Now, the National Lottery is again urging people in Co Limerick to check their tickets.
“We are calling on all our players, particularly those in Co. Limerick, who picked up a ticket for this New Year’s Eve draw to check their tickets carefully to see if they are Ireland’s newest millionaire or indeed to see if they have won one of the other 6,008 cash prizes,” the spokesperson continued.
“If you are one of these winners be sure to sign the back of the ticket and contact the National Lottery prize claims team and we will arrange for you to come and collect your prize. We look forward to welcoming the first National Lottery millionaire of 2020 into the Winners Room!”
Tuesday night’s draw yielded a total of 6,009 winners, with prizes ranging from €500 to the top prize of €1m. The winners of the three other top-tier prizes of €100,000 bought their tickets in Kerry, Kildare and Dublin.