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Lotto celebrations in Moville 02.04.24

LOTTO celebrations were held yesterday at Doherty’s Centra, Moville following the big weekend win.

There was a buzz around the town of Moville on Bank Holiday Monday after it was announced that an Inishowen Lotto player became the 7th national lottery millionaire of 2024. The Donegal player won the life-changing prize of €1 million in the special Lotto Plus Raffle event on Saturday night after purchasing their winning quick pick ticket at the Centra store on Friday, 29th March.

The Moville winner, who now has a ticket worth €1 million, is yet to come forward. The National Lottery continue to appeal to Inishowen Lotto players to check their tickets from Saturday night’s draw. The winning raffle number is 8794.
The winner is advised to sign the back of their ticket and keep it safe. They should contact the National Lottery prize claims team on 1800 666 222 and arrangements will be made for them to collect their prize at Lotto HQ.
Shop owner Gerry Doherty pictured celebrating with staff members outside the Centra store in Moville.
Shop owner Gerry Doherty was thrilled to hear that one of his customers was having a memorable Easter weekend: “I was absolutely delighted to get the call from the National Lottery to say that we sold the €1 million winning ticket in Saturday’s draw. It’s absolutely life-changing for the winner but even for the store, this is a big year for us so it’s perfect timing for a big win. 2024 marks 40 years that the Doherty business has been in operation and 20 years that the store has been open too so this really gives us even more to celebrate. All of the staff here in store are delighted that one of our customers is now a millionaire and I am planning on putting the agent selling bonus to good use by throwing a big party for the entire team – it’s important to celebrate these things and what better excuse could there be! We have been saying all weekend that we hope the winner has checked their ticket by now. Imagine seeing that amount pop up when you check your raffle number! We are telling everyone popping into the shop to make sure they check their tickets because you never know, it could be you!”
The Moville winner, who now has a ticket worth €1 million, is yet to come forward. The winning raffle number is 8794.
While the Lotto Plus Raffle typically sees winners of €500 in every drawn, the Saturday 29th March draw saw a Moville player enjoy an even higher windfall due to a special raffle event.    

Each of the tickets with the winning Lotto Plus Raffle number drawn on Saturday night were entered into a once-off random draw where one ticket was selected to win an additional prize of €1 million. While every ticket holder who had the winning Raffle number won €500, one player from Moville has won €1 million, in addition to the usual €500 prize.

Update: Donegal couple enjoy €1,000,500 Lotto win

Donegal couple are amazed to see their raffle number confirmed as the big winner. They had purchased their winning ticket at Doherty’s Centra in Moville, last Friday.

“I scanned our ticket on my phone straight after the draw and got the message to contact the National Lottery. We could see that our raffle number was drawn so we knew that we could have at least won €500 but when we saw the shop announcement, we were fairly certain that it had to be us. It’s the first time I have ever said that a long Bank Holiday was too long as we spent it waiting eagerly for the claims department to reopen to confirm the win.”

“Easter has been a bit of a blur to be honest as this was in no way how we expected to be spending the past few days. I was terrified to let the ticket out of my sight all weekend so I kept it on me everywhere that I went. We’re still in total shock so we’ll have to let the win sink in before we make our plans.”
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