Winner of €30.9m EuroMillions jackpot comes forward to claim prize

Winning ticket was bought from Larkin’s service station in Ballina, Co Tipperary

The winner of the EuroMillions jackpot worth more than €30.9 million has made contact with the National Lottery, the operator has said.

Larkin's Gala service station in Ballina, Co Tipperary, sold Friday's EuroMillions jackpot ticket worth €30,928,078.

The family-run service station, which is on the border between Co Clare, Limerick and Tipperary, sold the winning quick-pick ticket more than a week ago on Sunday, February 6th.

On Wednesday, the National Lottery said the ticket holder has come forward and arrangements are now being made for them to claim their prize.

The midwest ticket holder is the 17th EuroMillions jackpot winner in Ireland since the game was launched in 2004.

“We are delighted to confirm that Ireland’s latest EuroMillions jackpot winner, who scooped the €30.9 million jackpot prize on Friday, 11th February, has contacted our prize claims team,” a spokesman for the National Lottery said.

“We are now in the process of making arrangements for the jackpot prize to be paid. This is the 9th National Lottery millionaire to be made in Ireland so far this year and once the prize has been paid, we hope to share further details of the lucky winner, once they are happy to do so.”

‘Overjoyed’

Speaking earlier this week, Siobhán Larkin, who owns the shop with her husband Michael, said they were shocked and overjoyed when they discovered they sold the winning ticket over the weekend.

“When our visitors from the National Lottery arrived here on Sunday evening, I was totally overwhelmed and in quite a state of shock,” she said.

“I couldn’t believe that it was our store that sold the winning ticket worth €30.9 million. We are coming up to 21 years in business here this March so what a way this is to mark the occasion.”

Ms Larkin said the vast majority of their customers are locals, and they hoped the winner might be local too. “We wish them all the very best with their huge win.”

Shauna Bowers

Shauna Bowers

Shauna Bowers is a reporter for The Irish Times

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