Speaking on selling the lucky Quick Pick ticket, Ronan Ely, one of the owners of the family business said:
“It’s tremendous news to get and there’s a massive buzz about Thurles town since early morning. We have no idea who the winner could be as it’s a very busy store, so it really could be anyone. We will be encouraging all of our customers today to check their tickets as it could be them but we hope it brings a lot of happiness to the winner, whoever he or she may be.”
The winning EuroMillions Plus numbers for last night’s draw were: 15, 16, 17, 37, 45.
While there was no winner of the €51 million EuroMillions jackpot, there were more than 45,000 players won prizes in Ireland on last night’s draw.
Friday’s EuroMillions jackpot now heads for an estimated €65 million.
The Ely family business currently employs over 100 staff at their three Centra stores in Thurles and Urlingford, Co. Kilkenny which they have operated for the last 30 years. Their last big National Lottery win came in 2017 when one of their customers bagged the €250,000 Lotto Plus 2 top prize.
Nearly 30 cent in every €1 spent on all National Lottery games goes back to Good Causes in the areas of sport, youth, health, welfare, education, arts, heritage and the Irish Language. In total more than €5.6 Billion has been raised for Good Causes since the National Lottery was established 32 years ago. In 2019 alone, €250 million was raised for local Good Causes in communities across Ireland.