Ballina, Co Clare is the home of the latest winning ticket from Friday, 11 February’s EuroMillions draw, with one lucky winner scooping a whopping €30,928,078.
The winning ticket was sold by Larkin’s Gala in Ballina, Killaloe, Co Clare and the ticket buyer was announced as the sole winner of the EuroMillions Jackpot, matching five numbers and two stars, making them Ireland’s latest multimillionaire.
Win Marks 21 Years in Business
“When our visitors from the National Lottery arrived here on Sunday evening, I was totally overwhelmed and in quite a state of shock,” said Siobhan Larkin, store owner of Larkin’s Gala in Ballina.
“I couldn’t believe that it was our store that sold the winning ticket worth €30.9 million.
“We are coming up to 21 years in business here this March, so what a way this is to mark the occasion. The vast majority of our customers are locals, so we hope that the winner might be a local too and we wish them all the very best with their huge win.
“This win is going to be absolutely huge for the community. It’s become a bit of a running joke now as to where the winning ticket was actually sold, because of Ballina’s unique border location – was it Clare, Limerick or Tipperary? As proud Tipperary people, we’ll be claiming the win for Tipp!”
Euromillions Winners And Gala Stores
This is not the first Euromillions winner to have purchased a winning lottery ticket from a Gala store.
Since 2020, more than €45 million in prize money has been claimed by winners who purchased their winning tickets at Gala stores.
These include Rogan’s Gala in Clifden, Co Galway (€7.3 million); DeLoughry’s Gala, Talbot’s Inch, Kilkenny (€5.4 million); Doyle’s Gala, Tullamore, Offaly (€25k); Gala Bosheen, Wexford (€500k); Mulhern’s Gala, Crossmolina, Mayo (€305k); Minahan’s Gala, Clonakilty, Cork (€1 million) and now Larkin’s Gala in Ballina, Co Clare (€30.9 million).