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Thursday 16 August 2018

Winning €87m lotto ticket was sold in Dublin

THE luck of the Dubs is alive and well as it emerged that the winning €87m EuroMillions ticket was sold in the capital.

As it was confirmed last night that the lucky winner has contacted the National Lottery Head Office, speculation in the capital was rife as to where the champagne corks would be popped - with Donabate emerging as a firm favourite.

Lotto officials were remaining tight-lipped as to where the winning ticket was sold in order to let Ireland's newest multi-millionaire come to terms with their bank balance.

Ireland has fared well in the EuroMillions draw - this is the fourth giant jackpot that has been scooped here in the last two years.

Last June a mystery winner scooped up €94m when the winning ticket was picked up in a Mace shop in Beaumont, Dublin 9.

In September 2013, €12.8m was won by another lucky Irish punter and in March €15m was handed out to another lucky winner. Limerick native Dolores McNamara still holds the record for winning the highest jackpot in Ireland when she picked up a cool €115m in 2005.

Meanwhile, 13 Donegal insurance company workers made the trip to the lotto HQ to pick up a bumper cheque worth almost €5m.

syndicate

With each syndicate member taking home over €300,000 it was certainly a good start to the working week.

But for one worker it was even sweeter. New employee Maria Doherty only joined the company, Forward Emphasis, last week. The 21-year-old was clearly a lucky charm as they nabbed the jackpot just 24 hours after she joined.

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