Is this the luckiest shop in Tipperary? TWO massive Lotto and Euromillions jackpot tickets sold!

€17 million and €7.5 million wins in just 8 months!

Sian Moloughney

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Sian Moloughney

Tipperary Euromillions and Lotto winner

Great excitement in the Eason shop in Thurles today as it's revealed winning €17.5m Euro Millions ticket sold there. Pictured here when they sold the €.7.5 million jackpot ticket last October!

Eason's shop in Thurles sold last night’s winning €17 million EuroMillions Jackpot ticket - eight months after selling €7.5 million Lotto Jackpot winner!


Eason in Thurles shopping Centre in  may well be the luckiest shop in Ireland after selling last night’s mega €17 million EuroMillions jackpot ticket - just eight months after selling a €7.5 million Lotto winner!

The National Lottery confirmed today that the winning EuroMillions Quick Pick ticket was sold in Eason’s - and that contact has been made from a syndicate following the mega win.

An ecstatic owner of Eason in Thurles, Tom O’Toole, said: “We are in shock! We can’t quite believe that we have sold two massive jackpot winning tickets in quick succession. We are only recovering after selling a €7.5 million Lotto jackpot winning ticket last October. Never in our wildest dreams did we imagine we would be selling a €17 million EuroMillions ticket so soon after.”

“We have had a lot of people buying lottery tickets since our win in October. And we also saw an increase in Scratch Card sales of around 20 per cent. After this we may be known as the luckiest shop in Ireland. It is fantastic for Thurles and we wish the winners all the best of luck with this massive win.”

Thurles has had several other big National Lottery wins in recent months including:
·         April 2018: A syndicate collected a cheque for a whopping €250,000 after winning the Lotto Plus 2 top prize on a ticket sold at the Centra Store in Stadavoher, Thurles.
·         March 2018: A scratch card paying out €500,000 was sold at Sheedy's Centra Store
·         December 2017:  McKevitts Costcutters Store on Friars Street, Thurles, sold a  €500,000 Lotto Plus 1 winning ticket
·         Also in December 2017 there were also two separate scratch card wins of €250,000 and €100,000 bought in shops in Thurles.

A National Lottery spokesperson confirmed that contact has been made from a syndicate in relation to the big EuroMillions win this morning. “We are in the process of verifying the ticket and we hope to do that today. Until then we cannot confirm the win. But there is massive excitement and we are thrilled that Ireland has had its first EuroMillions jackpot win of 2018.”