Revealed: Kilkenny store that sold €5.4 million winning Lotto ticket
A family run service station on the outskirts of Kilkenny city has sold Wednesday’s winning Lotto ticket worth €5,395,798 it was confirmed this morning.
DeLoughry’s Gala store in Talbot’s Inch on the Freshford Road sold the winning ticket and it has created much excitement locally.
The owner of the lucky store, John DeLoughry, said he was shocked when he received the call from Lotto HQ.
“We’re absolutely gobsmacked,” said John. “When you hear about a big Lotto win such as this, you never think that it could be you who sells the lucky ticket to change somebody’s life.
“It really is just magical for us and we aren’t even the jackpot winners.
“There is a huge buzz about Kilkenny city at the moment and it’s exactly the kind of good news that everybody needs. Last week, there was a big EuroMillions win in the town (€116,116) which was followed by this €5.4 million win so we’re definitely on a roll.”
John himself is no wiser as to who the winner could be and says a lot of people pass through the shop.
“We have a whole host of different customers coming into the store; a lot of locals while we would also get a lot of visitors to the two local hospitals so the winner really could be anyone.
“Whoever it is, we will be celebrating on their behalf in the store today and we wish them every success with their new found fortune,” he added.
The National Lottery confirmed it is still waiting to hear from the newly minted Lotto millionaire and has called on all players in the county to urgently check their tickets.
Those winning Lotto numbers (Wednesday 23rd September) are: 02, 05, 07, 29, 38, 42 and the Bonus number is: 27.