Lucky fecker: €2.5 million lottery ticket sold in Termonfeckin, Co Louth

Win comes days after syndicate collects almost €175m

The winning €2.5 million Lotto ticket was sold in Centra, Termonfeckin. Photograph: Patrick Logue

The winning €2.5 million Lotto ticket was sold in Centra, Termonfeckin. Photograph: Patrick Logue

 

Best known for its delicious turkeys, its hilarious name and for being the home of the Irish Countrywoman’s Association, Termonfeckin, Co Louth is once again on the map on Sunday morning.

The winning ticket for last night’s winning €2.5 million Lotto ticket was sold in the Co Louth seaside village, the National Lottery has said.

The ticket was sold in Madden’s Centra shop at the Maxol Service Station in Termonfeckin. The winning numbers were 1,3,7,27, 31, 44 and the bonus number was 19.

The total jackpot is €2,497,727.

Owner of Centra in Termonfeckin, Ray Madden, said today: “This is absolutely fantastic news, people in Termonfeckin are buzzing with news of the Lotto jackpot win today.

“This is a very busy shop we have a staff of 38 and most of our customers are local.”

The win comes a day after another player from Co Louth woke up on Saturday morning better off to the tune of €500,000 after scooping the top prize in Friday night’s EuroMillions Plus draw.

The two wins come just days after a family syndicate from the the Naul in North Co Dublin collected a cheque for €175.4 million from Lotto HQ, the biggest Irish EuroMillions win in history. And last Saturday’s Lotto jackpot of €10.2 million was won on a ticket sold in the Spar Shop on Upper O’Connell Street, Dublin.

The winning numbers for Friday’s EuroMillion are: 3, 12, 18, 30 and 36 and the winning ticket was sold in Centra in Chapel Road, Dromiskin.

Shop owner, James Hallinan expressed delight after learning he had sold a winning ticket

“There has been a great buzz here over the last few weeks with the big EuroMillions jackpot being sold in Ireland, and not all that far away from us! We have had people coming into the shop talking about the big win and speculating what they would do if they landed a massive jackpot. Even though this is not in the millions it is still a lovely prize for one of our customers.”

Dromiskin is a small village off the M1. “Since we are now by-passed it is likely to be a local and we wish whoever it is the best of luck he said.

A National Lottery spokesperson advised winners to sign the back of winning tickets and keep them safe and make contact with the National Lottery on Monday.