Donegal celebrates 90th Lotto
NINETY Lotto jackpots
have been won in Co Donegal since the foundation of
the National Lottery thirty years ago.
The figures were released today as Lotto bosses
appealed for people to check their tickets after the
latest winning ticket was scooped in Lifford on
The 90th jackpot winner, who has landed a €4.4m
windfall, bought the ticket in the Topaz service
station in the border town.
The National Lottery revealed today that since Lotto
launched in 1988, Donegal's jackpot winners have
shared more than €116 million across the ninety
In a double coup for the county, the hunt is also on
for the winner of a cool €283,274 scooped with five
numbers and the bonus in Carndonagh. The Quick Pick
was purchased at G&S Costcutters in the north
“We are delighted that
Donegal has scored its 90th Lotto jackpot win. We
are reminding all our players, especially those on
both sides of the border, to check their tickets.
The winning numbers are: 1, 2, 7, 33, 34, 40 and
bonus number was 6," said a Lotto spokesperson.
“So far we have had no contact from a lucky winner.
What a great way for someone to celebrate Blue
Monday if they discover today they have come into
this mega win.”
The golden Quick Pick, sold at Daly’s Topaz on the
Letterkenny Road, Lifford, could have been purchased
by someone living across the border in Strabane or
Delighted store owner, Austin Daly, said: “Between
40 and 50 per cent of our business is from over the
border in Co Tyrone so you never know. We have a lot
of passing traffic here as well as a good local
"We are spreading the word to our customers. All in
all it’s a great week for Lifford and for Donegal.
“The excitement is unbelievable since news broke
late Saturday night that we sold the winning ticket.
Everybody is in good form and we have a lot of
people coming through hoping the luck will rub off