Celebrations have kicked off in two Southside towns as the National Lottery revealed that the two winning EuroMillions tickets worth over €1 million each were sold in Dún Laoghaire and Inchicore.
Dublin came out on top from Friday night’s draw (November 13) as the two tickets worth €1,005,000 were sold in the capital as the National Lottery’s ‘Fortnight of Fortunes’ came to a close.
These two tickets were sold in the Stop Press newsagents on Lower Georges Street, Dún Laoghaire, and at the Eurospar Tramyard, on Spa Road, Inchicore, Dublin 8.
A delighted Mick Kelly, owner of Stop Press in Dún Laoghaire, said: “We are absolutely delighted to have sold a €1 million ticket – it’s by far and away the biggest National Lottery prize we’ve sold since we started up in Dún Laoghaire back in 1994.
“We are on Lower George’s Street, between St Michael’s Church and St Michael’s Hospital, so our customers are mainly from the town and are locals. There is a fair bit of excitement about the town this morning. Best of luck to the winner.”
About 25 kilometres closer to Dublin city centre, Inchicore is where the other millionaire bought their life changing ticket. The owner of the Eurospar Tramyard, Luke Creighan was also celebrating selling his store’s largest National Lottery prize.
He said: “Ah I’m delighted. Delighted for whoever the winner is, and I’m delighted for our staff and I’m delighted for our community.
“It’s a great lift for our village. The staff have been spreading the word to everyone who comes through the doors this morning so there’s a nice buzz to the place – despite the miserable weather. We’ve sold a couple of big winners in the past but in our 12 years here in Inchicore village, none have been as big as this one for €1 million.”
A National Lottery spokesperson said: “With Christmas on the horizon there could hardly be a better time to become a millionaire. Two lucky players, one in Inchiore and one in Dún Laoghaire, will soon know all about that winning feeling!
“We are encouraging all players in both towns and their surrounding areas this morning to check their tickets very carefully, being sure to check their numbers and raffle codes.