“Lightening really does strike twice."
Irish Lotto bosses have revealed where last night's two Euromillions tickets worth €500,000 were sold.
The winning Plus players bought their tickets in Galway and Mayo, with Garryduff XL Store on Pound Road in Castlebar selling its second big winner in mere months.
Last year, the Castlebar shop sold a ticket worth €29million, with store co-owner Rosie Kumar told The Irish Sun:
“Lightening really does strike twice.
“I would never have expected to have sold another significant EuroMillions winning ticket so soon after selling the winning ticket last summer.
“We are thrilled and we’ve been spreading the word to our customers today to check their tickets to see if it is them.”
Meanwhile in Galway, the winning ticket was sold at Clarke’s SuperValu in Barna.
Store manager Leonard Fay said: “The team in our shop are delighted and there is a great atmosphere in Barna this morning.
“I hope it is one of our regular shoppers but whoever it is, good luck to them!”
A spokesperson for The National Lottery said:
“EuroMillions Plus continues to be lucky for Irish players and the fact that these wins are the sixth and seventh Plus wins of 2018 is proof… and it’s only February!
“If you do happen to be one of those two lucky ticketholders, be sure to sign the back of the ticket and contact our prize claims team on 01 836 4444 and we will make arrangements for you to come to the National Lottery Winner’s Room to get your prize.”