A newsagent in Co. Donegal has sold another winning lottery ticket in just a matter of weeks.
The name is James Barclay. He is the owner of the lucky shop in Raphoe that sold Saturday night’s winning ticket for the Irish Lotto Plus 1 game. The total prize money is €1m (£860,000).
The winning numbers were 8, 11, 16, 18, 20, 46 and bonus number 40, and the lottery officials have urged people in Donegal to check their tickets.
In February, Mr. Barclay also sold a winning ticket to a local retired farmer Charlie Meehan, who won a total prize of €500,000 (£431,000). The 84-year-old man said the winnings were “icing on the cake” after having overcome cancer.
Since changes were made to the lottery last September, 14 millionaires have been made.
Speaking to the BBC, Mr. Barclay commented, “This is great news, we can’t believe it.”
He added, “This is a very small town and to have sold a Lotto Plus 1 and a EuroMillions Plus winning ticket within a few months is brilliant.”
He continued by saying that there is so much traffic passing through the town, particularly on weekends, thus the winner could be anyone.
“The rep rang me to tell me. Everyone that comes into the shop now I tell them to check their tickets.
“We are only six miles from the border and get a lot of visitors so who knows. Whoever it is we are thrilled for them.
“I don’t know what the secret is. Maybe my shop is lucky.”