Killybegs man John Gallagher wins €41,096 with EuroMillions

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Young Donegal man, John Gallagher, was on top of the world today when he picked up a cheque for €41,096 at National Lottery HQ. The 28 year old won the prize when he match five numbers in last Friday’s EuroMillions draw.

“I checked my ticket on Friday night. It must’ve been about half two. I couldn’t believe I had five numbers. I even woke up my Mam to double check the ticket,” smiled the Carricknamohill native.

John bought his lucky €3 Quick Pick ticket in Hegarty’s Centra on the Main Street in Killybegs, Co. Donegal, only deciding to play after hearing his friends chat about the €100 million Superdraw jackpot. A player in Spain won that magnificent prize.


John plans to buy a new car with his windfall and looks forward to celebrating his good fortune at Fawlty’s Bar in Killybegs.

National Lottery good causes benefit from the sale of all National Lottery games, with one third of all sales (approx) going to fund Beneficiary projects around the country, as designated by Government.

In 2012, the National Lottery raised over €225 million for good causes. This level of funding has made a significant difference to communities, projects and individuals in the areas of Youth, Sports, Recreation, Amenities, Health, Welfare, Arts, Culture, National Heritage and the Irish Language.

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