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Winning Lotto Location Revealed Following Massive Jackpot Draw Containing New Special Prize

By Darragh Berry

September 23, 2018 at 8:59am

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Maybe you were out last night and the lotto ticket you bought was the last thing on your mind.

Or maybe, you were netflix and chilling and just didn't get chance to check it in between your binge.

But, Ireland got themselves a new millionaire last night and the National Lottery is urging its Lotto players in Co.Westmeath to check their tickets after the Lotto Plus 1 top prize of €1 million was won on last night’s Lotto draw.

The winning ticket was sold in the town of Ballynacargy, in Penrose’s shop on Main Street, Ballynacargy, near Mullingar.

This is the first millionaire made since the top prize for Lotto Plus 1 doubled from €500,000 to a cool €1 million.

Speaking on selling the winning Lotto ticket, store owner Anne Penrose said:

“I was shocked to get the call from the National Lottery this morning. Our store is in the middle of the town so we have a lot of regular customers and a fair bit of passing trade. We’ve no idea who it could be but of course it would be amazing if it was one of the locals here in Ballynacargy. There’s great excitement about the town this morning”

The winning numbers for the Lotto Plus draw were 2, 6, 7, 16, 25, 27 and the bonus number was 19.

National Lottery CEO, Dermot Griffin said today:

“We’re delighted to have our first winner of the new Lotto Plus game. This was the reason we made the enhancements to the game – to see more millionaires and more winners and we saw that with last night’s draw with our €1 million winner in Westmeath and with our match five and bonus winner in Leitrim.”

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