The National Lottery recently revealed a small independent store in the North County Dublin seaside town of Malahide sold last Friday’s winning €38.9m EuroMillions Jackpot, and is set to receive a €25,000 bonus as a result.
This was the third EuroMillions jackpot won in Ireland in 2017 and the 12th since EuroMillions began in 2004.
Amy Cong, owner of the Village Shop which is based in the Malahide Shopping Centre said, “This is unbelievable. I am delighted for the winner and the area. Never in my wildest dreams did I think I would sell a big winning jackpot ticket.”
Cong has been running the shop in the Malahide Shopping centre with her husband Ken since 2013.
“This is a small shop in the centre of Malahide but we are busy and we have a lot of regular customers. We have been barely able to contain our excitement since we were told by the National Lottery yesterday that we sold the ticket.” She said.
“My husband and I have been running the Village Shop for over five years now but we’ve never experienced anything like this. At the moment, we have just one employee working in the shop but today’s exciting announcement could make us a whole lot busier in the coming months as one of Ireland’s lucky Euromillions winning retailers.”
The shop previously sold a Lotto Plus 1 winning ticket worth €300,000.
Winner Has Made Contact
Meanwhile the National Lottery has confirmed that the winner of the golden ticket has made contact and arrangements are being made for the claim to be made.
A spokesperson for the National Lottery said, “We have verified the winning ticket and the ticket holder is understandably delighted at their good fortune. They are getting independent legal and financial advice and we look forward to having them come to the winner’s room to collect their cheque in the near future. This is a life-changing amount.”
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