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Wee bit of Lotto luck strikes for second time

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Ray Madden and Mel Gibney celebrate selling the winning ticket

Ray Madden and Mel Gibney celebrate selling the winning ticket

Ray Madden and Mel Gibney celebrate selling the winning ticket

The luck of the wee county continued with a second winning Lotto ticket being sold in Louth in the space of a week.

This time a Centra store in Termonfeckin sold the single winning ticket for Saturday's Lotto jackpot of €2,497,727.

The ticket sold on Saturday and the winning numbers are 1, 3, 7, 27, 31, 44 and bonus number 19.

"I was delighted and thrilled to get the call," said Ray Madden, owner of the store.

The National Lottery offices will reopen to hopefully hear from the lucky punter this morning.

There are 38 people working in the store and staff and customers alike were full of smiles yesterday.

"Fair play to whoever won it. I hope it brings them all the luck in the world," said local woman Catherine Dawson.

Another woman, who did not want to be named, said: "It is brilliant it was sold here. I hope it was won by someone local.

"I have been doing the same numbers since it started and I am not changing them but it wasn't me who won."

Melanie Gibney, co-proprietor of the store, said: "I would love it to be a local person because we have very loyal customers and it would be great if it was one of them."

Catherine Kirwan, from neighbouring village Clogherhead, said: "It wasn't me but I am delighted it was sold here. It is great news and I am happy for whoever won it."

The lucky win comes after another Centra store, located in Dromiskin, not too far from Termonfeckin, in Co Louth, was the seller of Friday night's €500,000 EuroMillions Plus top prize ticket.


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