Mayo a winner as €2.8m jackpot sold in lucky store
Third lottery winning sale for Murphy’s newsagents in Main Street, Ballinrobe
A lucky shopkeeper in Ballinrobe, Co Mayo is incredibly celebrating his third Lotto jackpot win. Photograph: Mac Innes
Mayo may not have got a cabinet minister in the new Government, but it does have Ireland’s latest lottery winner.
There was one winner of the €2,824,437 jackpot which was sold last week at Murphy’s newsagents on the Main Street in Ballinarobe.
The first winner sold by Murphy’s was in 1989 when a jackpot of £175,493 Irish Punts was won and then again in 2015.
On that occasion, Martin hit the headlines when he sold a winning ticket worth over €6.3 million to his brother-in-law Ger Murphy.
Martin Murphy said everybody in the town is “ecstatically excited” about the win and that someone among them is almost €3 million richer.
“You wouldn’t believe the excitement which is coursing through Ballinrobe town right now. It really is such a satisfying feeling knowing that we sold them the winning ticket,” he said.
This is the 59th Lotto jackpot to be won in Co. Mayo since the inception of the Lotto game in 1988. These 59 jackpots total €106,548,931.
In 2020, almost €73 million has been won in prizes in the Lotto game across Ireland, which includes 12 new millionaires which have been created in the Lotto and Lotto Plus games.