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€8.2 million Lotto winner comes forward 01.04.16

THE winner of a Lotto jackpot sold in Sligo and worth a whopping 8.2 million euro has come forward, the National Lottery has confirmed.
The multi-million euro winning ticket was drawn on March 5 with speculation rife as to whether the winner could hail from neighbouring Donegal.
"The ticket holder has been in touch with the National Lottery and we are now in the process of engaging with them," a spokeswoman said yesterday.
However, she said she was not yet in a position to reveal whether the winning ticket is held by an individual or a syndicate nor where they live.
The lucky ticket for the biggest jackpot of the year to date was bought at the XL Stop and Shop on Stephen Street in Sligo.
The numbers drawn were 2, 8, 16, 24, 33, 42 and the bonus was 47.
Shop owner Matt Lyons (70), a former mayor of the town, told Inishowen News he's delighted the ticket holder has made contact with the National Lottery.
"That's great news absolutely and we hope that they're locals as well. It will be a great lift for someone," he said.
The former councillor said there had been a “significant” rise in customers playing Lotto at his shop since the big win.
Five years ago the shop also sold a jackpot-winning ticket worth 4.2 million euro.
Mr Lyons also said the ticket-seller’s commission – about 15,000 euro – would be a welcome boost to the family business.
"There's been a great buzz around the place and everyone is keen to know whether it's been won locally or not. We've had significantly more people playing Lotto here in the past month since the big win. It has been very good for the shop I have to say," he added.
It is not clear when the National Lottery will be in a position to release more details about the Sligo win. The most recent winners to go public was a 12-member syndicate from the Bausch & Lomb Company in Waterford. The lucky dozen won €2,578,134 from an €8 normal play ticket on March 12. The prize divided equally resulted in a hefty cheque of almost 215,000 euro each.
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