100s of titles, one news app for just $10 a month.
Dive Deeper:
Lotto mania consumes one Irish town as location of winning ticket worth a staggering €8.5 million revealed
The winning Quick Pick stub was sold on the day of the draw, Saturday 7th May
Irish Lotto: One lucky player scoops thousands in prize money as jackpot rolls on to Saturday
The numbers called this evening were 11, 14, 17, 25, 37, 43 and the bonus number 35
Lotto bosses tease location where €8.5m winning ticket was sold as coastal town also home to €1m winner
The National Lottery continued to appeal to players to check their tickets carefully from Saturday night’s draw
National Lottery results: Winning numbers for Wednesday's huge £8.5million jackpot
Winners of tonight's National Lottery mega £8.5million jackpot can start planning exciting holidays, dream cars or looking up expensive mansions…
One subscription that gives you access to news from hundreds of sites
How to check if you've won the EuroMillions as UK ticket holder scoops £184m jackpot
The lucky winner has matched all seven numbers, making them richer than Adele.
EuroMillions ticket worth £1,000,000 bought in Belfast remains unclaimed
The lucky ticket-holder has until October 23, 2022 to claim their prize
Get all your news in one place
Latest National news:
Election 2022: Early rush to pre-poll was a sign of the obvious as voters embrace Labor and change
Election 2022: Labor in charge as Morrison era ends
Read news from The Economist, FT, Bloomberg and more, with one subscription
Learn More
Australia news live update: Anthony Albanese takes charge as Labor inches towards majority government
Follow all the day’s developments
Floriade to return to Canberra after two years
The festival will begin in September and run through to October.
George Thorogood is coming to Newcastle
"Expect our best on this tour because that's what you're gonna get."
Stoking fear and hatred held the Coalition in power – finally Australia had enough
For the first time in a decade the logjam to change the country’s politics may be shifting
From analysis to good news, read the world’s best news in one place
Boat Harbour's Eden Hasson headed to ISA World Junior Surfing Championships in El Salvador
He was the No.1 ranked surfer in Australia for his age last year.
Michael McCormack suggests Barnaby Joyce’s unpopularity in inner-city contributed to Coalition’s loss
Former Nationals leader says he was ‘very popular’ in inner city and that mixed messages on net zero emissions ‘didn’t…

Centra store has claim to be luckiest Lotto shop ever after two jackpot wins in two years

By Billy Scanlan

A Centra store can claim to be one of the luckiest shops ever - having sold its second Lotto jackpot winning ticket in two years - a record the shop owner quipped “isn’t too bad”.

Celebrations are underway in Kilkenny after it was announced that Blanchfield’s Centra store on the Main Street in Mooncoin sold Saturday’s winning Lotto jackpot ticket worth €8,508,720.

The winning Quick Pick ticket was sold on the day of the draw, Saturday May 7.

Read More: Lotto mania hits Kilkenny town as location of winning €8.5m ticket emerges

While the focus in the aftermath of a draw is on the identity of the winner - this time the shop’s amazing good fortune is in the spotlight.

It is the second Lotto jackpot ticket which the store has sold in just over two years. In December 2019, the Mooncoin store sold a ticket worth over €6.8 million.

Shop owner Michael Blanchfield, who runs the store with his wife Alice, was both shocked and delighted to hear the news.

He said: “Twice in two and a half years isn’t too bad.

“Just before covid we sold a winning ticket for 6.8 m so I couldn’t believe it happened again.

“We know the ticket was sold on Saturday and was a quickpick - other than that that’s all we know. We hope it was somebody local who’ll put it to good use.

“There was communion last Saturday so there were lots of visitors around, hopefully it was one of our local customers who got it.

“I don’t think anybody has a clue at this stage. A lot of people are getting their tickets checked to be sure.

“Mooncoin is a close community and everybody is just hoping it’s somebody local who deserves it.”

He said: “After having a big Lotto jackpot win just over two years ago in our store, I never thought we’d have another but especially not so soon after – I am absolutely thrilled!

“This really is great news for the community as we’re a busy store so I’m sure as soon as the news goes out, there will be great excitement around the place.

“I imagine we will see lots of our customers eager to check their tickets and wondering if they’re the big winner. There’s a Mooncoin player out there with a ticket worth over €8.5 million – let’s hope they check their numbers soon!”

A Lotto spokesman said the Kilkenny jackpot winner, who is yet to come forward to claim their €8,508,720 prize, is advised to sign the back of their ticket and keep it safe.

The winner should contact the National Lottery prize claims team on 1800

666 222 or email claims@lottery.ie and arrangements will be made for them to claim their life-changing prize.

Saturday night’s €8.5 million jackpot winner has become the fourth Lotto jackpot winner of 2022 following wins by players in Mayo, Meath and Dublin.

The 7th May draw, which also saw a Waterford player scoop the top prize of €1 million in the Lotto Plus 1 draw, also saw the number of National Lottery millionaires for 2022 soar to 18 for the year to date.

The recent winners come after an unprecedented barren spell of no winners and constant rollovers.

The jackpot wasn’t won from June 2021 to January 2022 when in response to the public outcry, a special “will-be-won” draw took place.

Get breaking news to your inbox by signing up to our newsletter

What is inkl?
The world’s most important news, from 100+ trusted global sources, in one place.
Morning Edition
Your daily
news overview

Morning Edition ensures you start your day well informed.

No paywalls, no clickbait, no ads
Enjoy beautiful reading

Content is only half the story. The world's best news experience is free from distraction: ad-free, clickbait-free, and beautifully designed.

Expert Curation
The news you need to know

Stories are ranked by proprietary algorithms based on importance and curated by real news journalists to ensure that you receive the most important stories as they break.

Dive Deeper:
Lotto mania consumes one Irish town as location of winning ticket worth a staggering €8.5 million revealed
The winning Quick Pick stub was sold on the day of the draw, Saturday 7th May
Irish Lotto: One lucky player scoops thousands in prize money as jackpot rolls on to Saturday
The numbers called this evening were 11, 14, 17, 25, 37, 43 and the bonus number 35
Lotto bosses tease location where €8.5m winning ticket was sold as coastal town also home to €1m winner
The National Lottery continued to appeal to players to check their tickets carefully from Saturday night’s draw
National Lottery results: Winning numbers for Wednesday's huge £8.5million jackpot
Winners of tonight's National Lottery mega £8.5million jackpot can start planning exciting holidays, dream cars or looking up expensive mansions…
One subscription that gives you access to news from hundreds of sites
How to check if you've won the EuroMillions as UK ticket holder scoops £184m jackpot
The lucky winner has matched all seven numbers, making them richer than Adele.
EuroMillions ticket worth £1,000,000 bought in Belfast remains unclaimed
The lucky ticket-holder has until October 23, 2022 to claim their prize
Get all your news in one place