Tipperary family claim €10.6m lotto win

Lar Corbett celebrates scoring a goal during the All Ireland Senior Hurling Championship Final. Unfortunately, he won't be celebrating winning EUR10.6 million. Photograph: Inpho/Morgan Treacy

Lar Corbett celebrates scoring a goal during the All Ireland Senior Hurling Championship Final. Unfortunately, he won't be celebrating winning EUR10.6 million. Photograph: Inpho/Morgan Treacy

Fri, Feb 1, 2013, 00:00

A Tipperary family have come forward as the winners of €10.6 million from this week's lottery.

The family, who wish to remain anonymous, matched the first six numbers drawn in Wednesday’s Lotto to win a total of €10,613,747. The family syndicate scooped the prize after they purchased a €6 Quick Pick ticket in Scanlon's Newsagents on Liberty Square in Thurles.

One member of the family said they cannot believe they won.

"We can’t believe our luck. We’ve been playing Lotto for years and always hoped we’d hit the jackpot one day.”

The jackpot has been rolling since Wednesday 19 December 2012.

Before the family came forward, it was rumoured Tipperary hurler Lar Corbett scooped the top prize. Mr Corbett took to Twitter to end the rumour, tweeting: “I would like to put a stop to all the story's about the €10,6 million it is not TRUE.”

Owner of Scanlon's Newsagents Vincent Scanlon spoke on RTÉ’s News at One, where he said he has no idea who bought the winning ticket.

“There were two of us working that day…so it could be either one of us who sold the ticket,” he said.

Mr Scanlon said that a syndicate previously won €200,000 each from the lottery at his shop, but said this winner remains silent. “This guy or lady is probably sitting scared somewhere. I would be, I know,” he said. “I just hope they get very good advice on their win. Whether they come forward or not is a very personal thing. Some people can handle that publicity, others would find it so life-changing that they might not be able to cope with it.”

The winning numbers were 3, 8, 11, 23, 27 and 33. The bonus number was 36.

Sign In

Forgot Password?

Sign Up

The name that will appear beside your comments.

Have an account? Sign In

Forgot Password?

Please enter your email address so we can send you a link to reset your password.

Sign In or Sign Up

Thank you

You should receive instructions for resetting your password. When you have reset your password, you can Sign In.

Hello, .

Please choose a screen name. This name will appear beside any comments you post. Your screen name should follow the standards set out in our community standards.

Thank you for registering. Please check your email to verify your account.

We reserve the right to remove any content at any time from this Community, including without limitation if it violates the Community Standards. We ask that you report content that you in good faith believe violates the above rules by clicking the Flag link next to the offending comment or by filling out this form. New comments are only accepted for 3 days from the date of publication.