Kerry Lotto Player Wins Over €250,000

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Photo Caption: Melvin Carson, owner of Carson’s Daybreak store in Beaufort, Co. Kerry celebrates after he sells one of his customers a winning Lotto ticket worth €257,723 in Saturday night’s (18th September) draw.

A Lotto player Beaufort came within just one number of last night’s mega €16,419,005 jackpot.

The lucky Kerry player matched five numbers and the bonus to win a massive €257,723 in the Saturday night draw.

The winning Normal Play ticket was purchased on the day of the draw at Carson’s Daybreak store in Beaufort village at the foot of Carrantuohill mountain in Co. Kerry.

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Owner of the winning store, Melvin Carson who is a 5th generation storekeeper in Beaufort village was thrilled to hear that one of his customers had scooped the Lotto prize of €257,723: “My phone rang late on Saturday night and when I saw it was from the National Lottery, my heart nearly stopped because I knew I must have sold a big winner. What a story that would have been, to have a €16 million euro winner in such a small Kerry village,” he laughed.

“It’s not the jackpot prize but it’s still a brilliant prize for one of my customers to win. We are a very small, close knit community down here in Beaufort and I can guarantee that whoever it is, it will be such a well deserving prize. We are a small local convenience store and post office with five employees so it’s a tremendous feeling here knowing that one of our customers is over a quarter of a million euro richer this morning. I know the entire village will be buzzing at this news so we wish them every bit of success with their win,” he said.

The winning numbers for last night’s (8th September) draw were: 09, 14, 22, 24, 37, 44 and the bonus was 45.

The winning ticket holder is advised to sign the back of their ticket and keep it in a safe place. They should contact the prize claims team on 1800 666 222 or email and arrangements will be made for them to claim their prize.

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