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Clare EuroMillions winner comes forward to claim €500,000 prize

THE EuroMillions winner who bought their ticket in Ennis has made contact with the National Lottery, it has been confirmed. The identity of the €500,000 winner still remains a mystery with more details expected to be released once the claim is fully processed. According to the National Lottery, due to the current restrictions on non-essential travel, the Clare player will be claiming their prize via an approved process, receiving their €500,000 cheque by post. The winning Quick Pick ticket was sold at The Paper Chase store in Ennis town centre. Store owner Sharon Casey has revealed that the EuroMillions top prize wasn’t the only big win for the lucky store in recent days. “We also had a winning ticket sharing the full house in Telly Bingo with a prize of €5,000 which is great. We are hoping for three in a row now, all we need is the jackpot.” She continued, “There’s been a lot of buzz since it was …

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Half a million win for Clare lottery player

ANYONE who picked up a EuroMillions ticket at Paper Chase in Ennis is being urged to check their numbers as they could be half a million euro richer. The National Lottery has confirmed the winning location for Tuesday night’s €500,000 EuroMillions Plus top prize win. The winning Quick Pick ticket was sold on December 29 at Paper Chase in Ennis town centre. The all-important winning numbers are: 01, 02, 06, 09 and 19. Paper Chase newsagents first opened its doors in Ennis in 1992 and owner, Sharon Casey started her career as a shop assistant when the store first opened before becoming manager and finally taking over the business in 2008. Celebrating her first big National Lottery win as the store’s owner, Sharon has now called on her customers to check their tickets to see if they have won this life-changing priz. “It’s absolutely incredible, we still cannot believe it! I got the call from the National Lottery late last night and …

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Clare Lotto winner comes forward

The National Lottery has confirmed that the winning ticket holder of a Lotto jackpot worth €4,041,306 on Saturday May 9, which was sold in Lissycasey, has made contact. The winning Quick Pick ticket was bought in Talty’s Mace. A National Lottery spokesperson said: “We can confirm that we have been contacted by the lucky ticket holder and arrangements are currently being made for the claim to be made once restrictions are lifted due to the on-going public health emergency. We cannot wait to welcome the fifth Lotto jackpot winner of the year to the National Lottery Winner’s Room when it is safer to do so”. Speaking last week on selling this winning Lotto ticket, Cathal Talty, owner of the shop, which set up in Lissycasey more than 45 years ago by his parents, said: “The majority of our trade in these times is from the local community. Before the health restrictions we would have had a lot of passing trade as …

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Winning Lotto ticket bought in Lissycasey

A family run store in Lissycasey has sold a winning Lotto ticket worth €4,041,306, the National Lottery has confirmed. This golden ticket was sold at Talty’s Mace Circle K in Lisseycasey, a village with a population of approximately 400 people. The winning Quick Pick ticket was bought in Talty’s Mace Circle K on the day of the draw (Saturday 9th May) and the National Lottery has confirmed that it is yet to hear from the lucky winner. Talty’s Mace Circle K is a well-known local business in the Lisseycasey area and has been run by the Talty family for almost half a century. Speaking on selling the golden ticket worth more than €4 million, Cathal Talty, owner of the store said: “We are absolutely over the moon to have sold the winning Lotto ticket. Since the weekend there was a lot of speculation locally about where the winning ticket was and then when the call came through from our National …

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Lotto winning ticket bought in wider Ennis region

The National Lottery has revealed that the winning ticket for Saturday’s Lotto jackpot worth over €4,041,306 was sold in a town in the wider Ennis region. It was also confirmed that the winning ticketholder has yet to make contact so the National Lottery is still urging people in Clare to check their Lotto tickets very carefully to see if they are Ireland’s newest multi-millionaire. A National Lottery spokesperson said it will announce the name of the winning store tomorrow and said: “We can reveal that this winning ticket worth more than €4 million was sold in a town in the wider Ennis region and we will announce the lucky store which sold this ticket tomorrow. While there will no doubt be a lot of excitement for the entire community in this town, we are urging everybody to continue to heed the advice of Government and the HSE and maintain social distancing and not to make any unnecessary visits to the …

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‘Champion Shortlisted for Seven Media Awards

THE Clare Champion has been shortlisted in seven Local Ireland Media Awards categories, the highest of any regional newspaper in the country. The next highest are The Connacht Tribune and Connaught Telegraph both shortlisted in four categories. The Local Ireland National Lottery Media Awards recognises regional newspapers, which are producing quality journalism and innovative content, showcasing to the public that local news matters, and should be supported. Out of 12 categories The Clare Champion is up for awards in seven, with entries shortlisted for News Story of the Year; Sports Story of the Year; Best News Series of the Year; Best Supplement of the Year; Photographer of the Year; Best Digital Content; and National Lottery Best Community Story. This is the fourth year of the National Lottery Annual Media Awards, and marks the first time that The Clare Champion has been shortlisted in seven categories. Editor Peter O’Connell said, “This is a great achievement for our newsroom, production staff and …

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Local Media Ireland has new sponsor

The National Lottery has been announced as sponsors of the Local Ireland Media Awards 2018. The awards honour the talents of the hundreds of journalists, photographers, designers and advertising executives involved in producing local weekly titles in both print and digital format every week. Local Ireland is the voice and representative association for 45 local weekly titles across the country, offering local news to 1.5 million readers each week outside Dublin and Cork. The awards will feature 14 categories, spanning all areas and disciplines of modern journalism, including news, sport, features, advertising, design and online. This year, there will be a special category for the journalist or newspaper that has given the best coverage to a National Lottery Good Cause beneficiary. The judging panel will be chaired by Kevin Rafter, Professor of Political Communication and head of the School of Communications at DCU and also includes journalist and broadcaster Caroline Murphy; award-winning photographer and picture editor Frank Miller; broadcaster and …

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Clare woman had €500,000 winning ticket for a month

A Co Clare woman was sitting on a winning €500,000 EuroMillions plus ticket for a month before she realised there was a chance she could be a winner. It was only through a casual conversation at home that she learned the winning ticket was purchased at Barry’s Mace Store in Ardnacrusha, where she played EuroMillions on October 6 last. The winner, who arrived at National Lottery at the weekend, with her large family to collect her cheque, revealed she is not a regular player of Lottery games. “I was in the car on October 6 when I heard that night’s EuroMillions jackpot was €190m so I pulled into the nearest shop to buy a ticket,” she said. “I heard the following day that the jackpot was won in Spain, so I didn’t even bother checking the results. I didn’t know anything about a €500,000 EuroMillions Plus prize. “Despite the fact there was a lot of talk over the weeks of …

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