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€66 million winning ticket sold in Carlow shopping centre

It is the biggest prize ever scooped in the county.

THE WINNING EUROMILLIONS ticket that scooped a syndicate of friends €66 million was sold in Carlow.

The draw, which took place on Friday 29 January, saw the group split a jackpot of €132,376,632 with a winner in France.

The National Lottery has today confirmed that the winning ticket was sold in a branch of Eason in the Fairgreen Shopping Centre.

This is the first time that the shop has sold a winning ticket in a national draw.

The ticket was purchased by a group of friends and cost a total of €15.

It is the biggest win ever in Carlow, and the fourth largest Euromillions win ever in Ireland.

Speaking after collecting the money at the National Lottery’s headquarters, the person who bought the winning ticket on behalf of the group said: “This is by any standards, enormous good fortune. We are completely dumbstruck to have won this fantastic prize.”

Anyone with any lofty aspirations of following in the footsteps of the winning syndicate will be pleased to know that there is a €30 million jackpot up for grabs in this evening’s Euromillions draw.

Tickets can be bought online and in shops before 7.30pm. 

Read: ‘This is by any standards, enormous good fortune’ – €66 million lottery winners collect jackpot

Also: €1m lottery prize unclaimed, but someone still has three days to pick up €500,000

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