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Lotto shop where €1m ticket sold revealed as players urged to check slips

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Lotto shop where €1m ticket sold revealed as players urged to check slips

LOTTO bosses have revealed where a winning Plus 1 ticket worth €1million was sold.

The Kerry winner scooped the life-changing top prize in Wednesday’s draw.

The National Lottery is urging people to check their tickets

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The National Lottery is urging people to check their ticketsCredit: Handout

They purchased their winning ticket in Murphy’s Supervalu on Railway Road in Kenmare.

Store owner Derry Murphy was delighted to hear the good news this morning.

He said: “It really could be anyone who’s won since we have a real mix of locals and tourists who shop with us every day.

“We’re a busy store in the centre of town so there will be a real buzz around the place as soon as the news gets out.

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“To think that one of our customers is now a millionaire is very exciting and great news.

“The staff here will be delighted to hear that we sold a ticket worth €1 million.

“The biggest prize that we sold before this was €500,000 in the EuroMillions Plus draw so we were definitely due another big win!”

The National Lottery is continuing to urge Lotto players in Kerry to check their tickets carefully as Wednesday’s top prize winner is yet to make contact.

The newest National Lottery millionaire is advised to sign the back of their ticket, which is now worth €1million, and keep it safe.

The winner should contact the National Lottery Prize Claims team on 1800 666 222 or email [email protected] and arrangements will be made for them to collect their prize.

Tonight’s EuroMillions draw is set to see one player in Ireland become the 24th National Lottery millionaire of the year with a special ‘Ireland Only Raffle’.

LOTTO SHAKE-UP

Meanwhile, the firm that runs the Irish Lotto is being bought up by a French company for €350million, it was confirmed today.

FDJ – La Française des Jeux – has closed the deal to take on Premier Lotteries Ireland.

The move means there will be no state involvement in managing the National Lottery for the first time since it was created.

PLI will continue to operate the Irish National Lottery until 2034 as part of the arrangement.

The Irish National Lottery will continue to be owned by the Irish State until that date.

The deal involves the French firm – which runs the French National Lottery – buying shares in PLI.

Shareholding bodies Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan, An Post and An Post Pension Fund have agreed to sell their stakes.

An Post has been a minority shareholder since the licence was privatised in the wake of the financial crisis.

The Irish National Lottery’s most recent available annual report says it made sales of €1.05 billion in 2021, its most successful year to date.

Of that, €304million was distributed to what it calls “good causes”, while €586million was paid out in prizes.

The Government put the National Lottery up for sale in 2012, when the state was just a year into its bailout programme.

Vivienne Jupp, Chair of PLI, said her company had “moved from strength to strength since winning the licence for the Irish National Lottery.”

She said it had “delivered for good causes and the community and looks forward to the next chapter of growth, where we will be able to share best practices with FDJ.”

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An Post CEO and National Lottery Director David McRedmond said the deal was a “positive outcome for Ireland and for the National Lottery.”

He said its “industry expertise will be hugely beneficial to the future operation, and strengthens Ireland’s ties to its nearest EU neighbour.”

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