Northerner bought Killea Lotto-winning ticket

A mystery man from Northern Ireland has collected the €5.4m Lotto jackpot he won after buying a ticket in Killea last Friday.

A mystery man from Northern Ireland has collected the €5.4m Lotto jackpot he won after buying a ticket in Killea last Friday.

The man found out that he’d won last Saturday night’s jackpot when he read about it in the Belfast Telegraph.

He said: “As I read through the article, everything just added up for me. A €12 ticket – check; bought at Top Filling Station – check; Quick Pick – check.

“When I finally checked my ticket, I couldn’t believe my eyes. It’s surreal – amazing but surreal.”

The delighted winner, who wishes to keep the win private, bought the lucky €12 Quick Pick ticket in Top Shop, Top Filling Station, Killea last Friday.

This is the third jackpot winning ticket sold in Co. Donegal in less than two months.

On December 21, a Donegal wonab won the €2 million Lotto jackpot. She bought her lucky €4 Quick Pick ticket in the Post Office, Tirchonaill St., Donegal Town. The lucky lady had no immediate plans for her win.

Just three weeks earlier, on December 3, Kathleen McLaughlin from Redcastle won a Lotto jackpot worth over €2.6 million. Kathleen bought her €4 Quick Pick ticket in Farren’s Ice Cream Company Ltd., Main Street, Moville, Co. Donegal. She shared her win with her family.

Since the Lotto game began in 1988, 84 jackpots have been won in Co. Donegal. That amounts to a prize payout of over €58.4 million.