THE CENTRA shop owner in Muff, Kevin Doherty, described the €250,000 lotto win by one of his customers as “life changing” after the devastating floods in the area.
Mr Doherty’s store sold the Lotto Plus 2 top prize of €250,000 in Saturday night’s Lotto draw.
“It’s quite an emotional day for us in the store, we’re absolutely over the moon for our customers,” said Mr Doherty.
“Everybody in this part of the country has had to endure a difficult couple of weeks following the recent storms and flooding so this is the good news we all needed this week! Can you imagine what €250,000 would mean to a local family who may be rebuilding their lives with the damage caused by the storms – there’s no doubt about it, it’s absolutely life-changing.”
A National Lottery spokesperson today urged players in North East Donegal to check their numbers to see if they are the holders of the lucky ticket. The numbers are: 09, 10, 25, 33, 45, 46 and the Bonus: 01.
“Today is all about celebrating the winner in the store so the balloons are being blown up and the champagne will be popped,” said Mr Doherty. “We’re going to celebrate the day with a party for our customers and we’ll certainly be raising a toast to the lucky winner and try to put the last couple of difficult weeks behind us.”