Winning Lotto tickets sold in Limerick and Wexford
€2 million jackpot to be shared between two lucky ticketholders
The winning tickets were bought in Ryan’s Foodstore in Raheen, in Limerick city, and in Pettit’s Supermarket on Gorey’s Main Street, in Co Wexford.
The country’s latest lottery millionaires bought their lucky tickets in Limerick and Wexford.
The €2 million National Lottery jackpot held on Saturday night is to be split in two, with both winning numbers (4, 8, 15, 18, 19 and 22) bought on Friday night – one in Ryan’s Foodstore in Raheen, in Limerick city, and the other in Pettit’s Supermarket on Gorey’s Main Street, in Co Wexford.
“It’s fantastic news,” said manager and co-owner of the Limerick store Keelin Ryan.
“We’re all in a tizzy about it here in the shop. We got a call from our lottery agent last night telling us we had sold one of the two winning tickets.
“We’re a small shop and we’re in operation for the past 27 years.
“My grandmother, Joanna Ryan from Annacotty, first ran it and then it passed to my father Ray Ryan and my mother Tricia, and I came home from England six months ago to take up the reigns,” the 22-year-old said.
While the winning ticket was a €4 Quick Pick in Raheen, the person who purchased the lucky ticket in Gorey chose their own numbers as part of an €8 ticket.
People in both parts of the country are frantically checking their tickets.
“We hope it’s a local person,” said Ms Ryan. “Everyone is checking their tickets. We’ve been especially busy today.”