Sligo’s biggest Lotto win ever has been collected today.
After weeks of speculation the National Lottery has confirmed this evening that the €8.2 million win has been paid out.
The statement confirms that ‘a delighted Lotto player from the North West collected the jackpot of €8,244,502 at Lottery Headquarters today’.
The Lotto jackpot which had been rolling since 27 January 2016, is the biggest ever win in Co. Sligo.
The player, who wishes to remain anonymous, bought the normal play ticket on the day of the draw in XL Shop n Stop on Stephen Street on the 5th of March.
Incredibly, this is not the first Lotto win for retailer, Matt Lyons, whose XL Shop n Stop is on something of a winning streak.
In December 2009, the shop sold a €4.3 million jackpot winning ticket and just weeks ago, Ciara Fallon won €276,000 on Winning Streak when she claimed the €250,000 prize on Spin the Wheel, with her entry scratch card being bought in the very same shop.