Confirmed: Winning €88 million lottery ticket sold in Dublin

Family celebration: The winning ticket was sold in Applegreen on the M1 motorway at Lusk.
Family celebration: The winning ticket was sold in Applegreen on the M1 motorway at Lusk.

The winning ticket of this week's whopping €88, 587,275 million lottery jackpot win was sold in Applegreen Petrol Station on the M1 in Lusk.

The National Lottery confirmed that the winners had made contact to collect their prize and on Thursday evening announced the winning ticket was sold in a shop in Dublin and not Cork, as previously reported.

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Celebrating the fact that they sold the winning ticket, Applegreen told the Independent that they have dropped their petrol and diesel prices in their Lusk station to 88.5c a litre, but only while stocks last.

The ticket, that the holders of were advised to sign, has the winning numbers 1, 5, 7, 17 and 23, and the Lucky Stars 3 and 8.

The Lotto said yesterday: “The National Lottery can confirm that the ticket holders have been in touch to make arrangements to collect their prize money.”

Social media rumours centred on Little Island in Cork earlier on the week, while the actual winners maintained their silence. Newstalk reported that the winner is most likely not a syndicate as the winning ticket cost only €5.

However, unless they decide to go public, we may never know who the lucky winners are. The motorway petrol station would have a lot of passing trade from around the island, including Northern Ireland.

They holders of the ticket have 90 days in total to claim and collect the prize.

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