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Kildare shop that sold winning €10 million Lotto ticket flat out checking tickets

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THE WINNING LOTTERY ticket of the jackpot worth over €10 million was sold in Newbridge, Co Kildare.

Jordan’s Centra in Curragh Grange sold the ticket last night which was worth €10,230,560 to be exact.

The owner of the newsagent Alan Jordan told RTÉ’s Morning Ireland that he doesn’t know who won:

It wasn’t myself anyway and it wasn’t any of the staff because they’re all in work this morning.

The shop has been busy checking tickets for locals all morning. Jordan said:

“Hopefully it was a local but we don’t know…time will tell but it’s a great day for us and there’s great excitement in the shop.”

The winning numbers were 9, 10, 18, 20, 24 and 26 and the bonus number was 35.

Fine Gael TD for Kildare South, Martin Heydon says it wasn’t a quick pick. He also tweeted that “It could be a syndicate or else a regular player.”

The draw was due to take place on Wednesday night but it was postponed for 24 hours after a technical problem stopped ticket machines working.

A spokesperson said, “It was ‘entirely out of the National Lottery’s control.”

It was the first time in nearly 30 years that a Lotto draw was cancelled.

Read: The Lotto draw finally went ahead… and there was a winning ticket>

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