The Lotto Plus 1 top prize winner from Mayo, who won €1,000,000 in the draw last weekend, purchased their winning Quick Pick ticket at Cunningham’s in the village of Belcarra, located just outside Castlebar.
Shop owner Paul Cunningham was overjoyed to hear the good news over the weekend. He said: "Myself and my wife Patricia were delighted when we got the call from the National Lottery as this is the largest prize that our store has ever sold – before this, our largest prize had been €25,000, so it’s quite a jump!
"We have a small team, so when news gets out to the rest of our team, there will be great excitement I’m sure. A lot of our customers would be local so it’s great to think that someone in the community has become a millionaire since Saturday. We wish the winner all the best with their win."
The West of Ireland winner became the second large Lotto winner from Mayo in the space of a week after a player from Killala matched five numbers and the bonus in last Wednesday night’s draw, to win €106,931.