Lotto players in Killala are being urged to check their Lotto tickets for Wednesday night’s €5.9 million draw after one lucky player won the Lotto Match 5 + Bonus prize of €106,931.
The winner matched five numbers and the bonus number, meaning they were one number short of winning the €5,961,533 Lotto jackpot on offer. There was no winner of the Lotto jackpot, which rolls to an estimated €6.5 million for the next draw on Saturday.
The winning Quick Pick ticket was purchased last Tuesday at the family run McDonnell’s XL store in Killala. Kevin McDonnell who runs the store with his father, Kevin Snr spoke of their delight after hearing the news that one of their customers had won almost €107,000 in Wednesday night’s draw.
"We’re in a bit of a daze today! We’ve been selling lottery tickets to our customers for almost 20 years and this is our first big win so it’s a massive surprise to all of us in the store today.
"The vast majority of our customers are locals who shop in the store or use our forecourt so we’re urging all of the people of Killala to check their tickets immediately to see if they are the lucky winners.
"It’s great timing for us as a family too – we’re in the middle of renovating the store so we hope this win is the first of many more big wins to come for our customers. Whoever the winner is, we are absolutely thrilled for them and we hope that they really enjoy it."
The winning numbers from last night’s Lotto draw are: 03, 05, 06, 27, 29, 39 and the bonus number is 36.