'West Cork absolutely buzzing' as neighbouring towns celebrate unique double EuroMillions win

January 24th, 2022 9:08 AM

By Kieran O'Mahony

The Rebel County player scooped the top prize with Millionaire Raffle ticket number 219908. The National Lottery will announce the winning store location on Monday. (Photo: Shutterstock)

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As the search continues to find West Cork's latest millionaires. the two shops  that both sold winning tickets worth €1 million  in Friday night’s EuroMillions Raffle draw have been named as Minihane's Gala store on Pearse Street in Clonakilty and Healy’s SuperValu store in Dunmanway, with both just 20km's apart.

Samantha Minihane only took over the running of Minihane’s Gala store last September and she has spoken of her joy at seeing one of her customers win the €1 million life-changing prize, 'West Cork has been absolutely buzzing over the past few days as word of the two big wins in Clonakilty and Dunmanway came through. It’s incredible craic down here now and this announcement will give us a great boost in the town and in the area. We have very loyal customers in the store here in Clonakilty so we’re absolutely delighted for whoever it may be,'  she said.

In neighbouring Dunmanway town, Andrew Healy ,who has run Healy’s SuperValu with his wife, Martina for the past 17 years welcomed the EuroMillions wins as a big boost to Dunmanway town and to West Cork itself.

'When you think about how many EuroMillions players there are throughout Europe, and we get two people in West Cork out of the lucky 100 players to collect this prize. It’s absolutely incredible!,' he said.

'Since the draw on Friday night, we’ve had people calling the store asking if we sold the winning ticket. I had no idea that we were the winning retailers at the time so there’s going to be a lot of excitement and tongues wagging in the town for a while after this win. We’re overjoyed with the thoughts that one of our customers is one million euro richer and we wish them every success with the win.'

The National Lottery has confirmed that it is still waiting for the three winners of the €1 million EuroMillions Raffle prize from last Friday night to make contact.

The three winning EuroMillions Raffle Draw codes which are worth €1 million each are: IMDZ91577, IMFC21006 and IMFF48547.
Players are advised to check their tickets carefully and if they have a winning ticket in their possession, they should sign it immediately and keep it in a safe place. To claim their prize, winners are asked to contact the prize claims team on 1800 666 222 or email [email protected] and arrangements will be made for their prize to be paid.


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