July 17, 2024

Lotto luck: Celebrations at Kilkenny store after €12.7m Lotto windfall

The store that sold the winning €12.7 million Lotto tickets in Kilkenny on Wednesday night were toasting their success this morning.

National Lottery bosses revealed the Circle K Garage on Kilkenny’s Waterford Road was the seller of one of the biggest jackpots in the more than 30 years history of the draw.

It has now been confirmed that it was a person from Kilkenny who scooped the €12,740,043 Lotto jackpot on Wednesday night. They have made contact with Lotto bosses and arrangements are now being made for their prize to be paid.

Wednesday night’s €12,740,043 Lotto jackpot win is incredibly the 12th highest Lotto jackpot won since the game’s inception in 1988. While this is the second Lotto jackpot win this year.

In 2020, a total of 19 brand new millionaires were made by the Lotto in Ireland.

Steve Quinn (Sales Market Manager at Circle K) and Marie Richards (Store Manager, Circle K Petrol Station in Waterford Road, Kilkenny) PICTURE: Vicky Comerford / Mac Innes Photography

Paul Dixon, Senior Director of Retail Sales and Operations at Circle K Ireland said: “I’d like to congratulate our customer who has won this week’s €12.7 million Lotto jackpot.

“As the biggest Lotto jackpot win in four years, it is a momentous occasion for us and a life changing moment for the winner.

“We are delighted for our colleagues at Circle K Waterford Road and congratulate them as well. I wish the winner well as they enter a new and exciting chapter in their life,” Mr Dixon concluded.


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