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Thursday 18 October 2018

€5.8m Lotto jackpot winner claims prize

Staff at the Limerick GPO, where the ticket was bought, and National Lottery representative Mary Grace, celebrate the win
Staff at the Limerick GPO, where the ticket was bought, and National Lottery representative Mary Grace, celebrate the win

The winner of the weekend Lotto jackpot worth more than €5.8m has contacted the National Lottery to claim their prize.

Rumours circulated over the weekend that a group of Dublin gardai had won while in Limerick on their Christmas party.

However, the winning ticket did not belong to a syndicate of officers from the capital, according to sources.

The ticket, a €5 Quickpick, was bought at the General Post Office in Cecil St, Limerick, on Saturday.

The winning numbers were 4, 16, 18, 24, 32, 35 and the bonus was 6.

A National Lottery spokesman confirmed that the winner had been in touch with its claims team yesterday.

Scooped

The massive prize of €5,868,553 is the second big Lotto windfall in Limerick within months.

One person scooped almost €3m in September after buying a ticket at Coughlan's Gala store on Quinlan Street.

This week, National Lottery reps visited the GPO in Limerick to celebrate the latest win with staff, including manager Roger McMahon.

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