DONEGAL’S newest millionaire has claimed their prize.
The lucky winner, who wishes to remain anonymous, scooped €1 million in Friday’s special EuroMillions raffle draw.
The player purchased their winning ticket on the day of the draw in Burnfoot Service Station in Grianian Vale, Burnfoot and on Tuesday, they claimed their life-changing prize.
Store owner, Mary Tourish has been running the local family-owned store since 2007 and was in complete shock to get the call that her shop had sold the winning ticket.
“I just can’t believe it. To think that one of our customers is walking around €1 million richer is just unreal!,” she said.
“You start thinking about what an amount like that can do for people and I mean it really would change your life. We’re the main shop in a very small village, I mean you couldn’t be more local if you tried. Because we’re so small you’d never really think that we’d sell one of the big winning tickets, you’d imagine it would be one of the larger shops that would, so it’s just fantastic for us, it means everything.
“January and February can be a really tough time for retailers, but something like this creates such excitement and gives us a real boost. I won’t get a wink of sleep over the next few days, I’m absolutely buzzing,” said Mary.
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