Tipperary “Ticket Holders” Make Claim for €7.5 Million Irish Lotto Jackpot

Tipperary “Ticket Holders” Make Claim for €7.5 Million Irish Lotto Jackpot

The winners of a €7.5 million Irish Lotto jackpot have made contact with National Lottery officials in Dublin. It is believed that a group of Tipperary ticket holders contacted lottery headquarters in the nation’s capital on Thursday, three weeks on from the winning draw on Wednesday 25th October.

Officials confirmed that contact had been made, stating that the “ticket holders” were making arrangements to collect their sizeable seven-figure sum. However, there is no word yet on the identity of the group or whether or not the winners are part of a syndicate. The windfall is expected to be collected in the coming days.

The winning ticket was purchased from the Eason store in the Thurles Shopping Centre on the day of the draw and correctly matched the numbers 8, 10, 11, 25, 28 and 32 to end a run of 11 consecutive rollovers.

Fuelling Speculation

Naturally, this latest development has fuelled speculation in Tipperary, with locals desperate to discover who the winners are and whether they are from the local area. Tom O'Toole, the owner of the Eason branch where the ticket was purchased, was unable to cast any light on the situation: "We have no idea at this stage who purchased the winning ticket or when it was purchased," he said.  

Mr O’Toole did reveal that a number of syndicates regularly purchase their entries from his store, however, he also receives plenty of business from individual players as well. This was the ninth time the jackpot has been won in 2017 and the first victory since an anonymous ticket holder walked away with €2.3 million on Wednesday 13th September.

Could You be the Next Irish Lotto Winner?

If you fancy winning an Irish Lotto jackpot of your own, you cannot afford to miss out on taking part in this Saturday’s draw when the top prize will be an estimated €5 million. For your chance to celebrate in style, simply pick your numbers online or play through any authorised retailer across the Republic. Good luck!

17th November 2017