Winning €2.5m jackpot lotto ticket was sold at Myrtleville Beach

1 June 2021
By Elaine Murphy
elaine@TheCork.ie

If you’re checking your wallet for the €2,469,871 piece of paper then note that the winning Lotto jackpot ticket was printed on white coloured paper, because it came from a Postpoint machine.

A seaside shop located close to Myrtleville Beach in Co. Cork has been confirmed as the winning location for last Saturday’s Lotto jackpot ticket worth €2,469,871. The winning Quick Pick ticket was sold on the day of the draw (Saturday 29th May) at O’Connell’s Foodstore in Myrtleville, Co. Cork. Saturday night’s €2.4 million jackpot marked the fourth Lotto jackpot to be won so far this year. The win came just a week after the €6.4 million Lotto jackpot was won by an Athlone player in the 22nd May draw. Shop owner, Paul O’Connell, was delighted to hear the news that his shop was the selling location for the latest Lotto jackpot win, “I will never forget getting the call from the National Lottery and hearing the good news that my shop had sold a ticket worth €2.4 million! I reckon as soon as word starts to spread, there will be great excitement around the town. One lucky customer really has gotten their summer off to the best start. I hope the winner enjoys celebrating their win and I wish them all the best.”

Owner of O’Connells Paul O’Connell (centre right) pictured here with assistant, Toni Burgess as Jim O’Connor, National Lottery sprays the bubbly with Sarah Orr from the national Lottery. Pic: John Allen / Mac Innes Photography

Owner of O’Connells Paul O’Connell pictured here celebrates the great news this afternoon. Pic: John Allen / Mac Innes Photography

Owner of O’Connells Paul O’Connell (centre right) pictured here with assistant, Toni Burgess as Jim O’Connor, National Lottery sprays the bubbly with Sarah Orr from the national Lottery. Pic: John Allen / Mac Innes Photography

The National Lottery continue to urge Lotto players in Cork to check their tickets carefully as Ireland’s newest Lotto millionaire is yet to come forward. The winning ticket holder is advised to sign the back of their ticket and keep it in a safe place. The Rebel county winner should contact the prize claims team on 1800 666 222 or claims@lottery.ie and arrangements will be made for them to claim their prizes. Nearly 30 cent in every €1 spent on all National Lottery games goes back to Good Causes in the areas of sport, youth, health, welfare, education, arts, heritage, and the Irish Language. In total, more than €6 Billion has been raised for Good Causes since the National Lottery was established 34 years ago. In 2020 alone, €254 million was raised for local Good Causes in communities across Ireland.

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