Breaking: Lotto winners claim their €7.5 million prize from ticket bought in Thurles, Co. Tipperary

Eoin Kelleher

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Breaking: Lotto winners claim their €7.5 million prize from ticket bought in Thurles, Co. Tipperary

A group of lotto winners are laughing all the way to the bank this evening as they prepare to collect a whopping €7.5 million from the Dublin Lotto Office

The winning Lotto ticket was bought in Eason at Thurles Shopping Centre on October 25th with a jackpot of €7,545,870 leaving many to ponder who the lucky punter is.

The National Lottery contacted the Tipperary Star just moments ago to confirm that the “ticket holders” are making arrangements to collect their prize-winnings, and stake their claim. It’s not known if the winners are local, or part of a syndicate.

The numbers drawn corresponded with a ticket purchased at the shop, and their identities remains a mystery. Excitement reached fever pitch a few weeks in The Cathedral Town with speculation mounting as to who the lucky winners are.

"We have no idea at this stage who purchased the winning ticket or when it was purchased," said Tom O'Toole of Eason at Thurles Shopping Centre. The shop has a number of syndicate purchasers as well as many individual players, but there is no indication as to whether it was a syndicate or an individual which won the ticket.

Tom received a phone call from the National Lottery after the draw, and it was informed that he had sold the winning ticket and he is expecting further communication from them.

This latest jackpot win marks the 10th Lotto jackpot winners of 2017 with players sharing in excess of €60 million in Lotto jackpot prizes alone.