A local shop in Galway city has been announced as the outlet for Wednesday’s €5,541,001 lottery jackpot winning ticket.
he owner of Newspoint newsagents at Galway Shopping Center on Headford Road said he was “overjoyed” to hear the news of a life-changing win for one of his customers. The ticket was sold on Sunday 31 July.
Billy Shearer said the newsagent opened its doors a year ago and employs eight people.
“I am absolutely over the moon and excited. We’re a small newsagent that’s been open for about a year and this is our first big win ever,” he said.
“Our store motto is ‘Local Newsagents for Locals’ so we’re hoping it’s a local person or syndicate that has won the grand prize.
“The city is buzzing with activity and has a great atmosphere. That kind of thing really lifts people’s spirits.”
The National Lottery has also confirmed that the winner of Wednesday’s lottery jackpot worth over €5.5 million has been contacted and arrangements are now being made to claim the prize.
The Galway player is the seventh Lotto jackpot winner of 2022, following wins from players in Wexford, Mayo, Meath, Dublin and Kilkenny. The Galway winner is also the 23rd National Lottery Millionaire of the Year 2022.
https://www.independent.ie/news/im-absolutely-over-the-moon-says-owner-of-newsagent-which-sold-winning-55m-lotto-ticket-41892618.html “I’m absolutely over the moon,” says the owner of the newsagent, who sold lottery tickets worth 5.5 million euros