01 Dec 2021

Lucky Leitrim village store sells another big winning National Lottery ticket worth €96,007

Lucky Leitrim village store sells another big winning National Lottery ticket worth €96,007

Another lucky win at McGowans

A shop in the north Leitrim village of Kinlough, with a history of selling winning National Lottery tickets, has continued its winning streak after it sold a ticket worth €96,007 on last night’s Lotto draw (Saturday 23rd May).

A lucky Leitrim Lotto player bought the winning ticket at McGowan’s Spar store on the Main Street in Kinlough, Co. Leitrim. This player matched five numbers and the bonus ball, falling just one number shy of the €3,272,322 Lotto jackpot.

McGowan’s Spar sold a Lotto jackpot winning ticket worth €11,179,627 back in August 2016, which was claimed by a Leitrim syndicate. More recently, last September, a Daily Million ticket worth €1,000,000 was purchased at the lucky Leitrim store.

Speaking on selling yet another winning National Lottery ticket, Noel McGowan, owner of Spar in Kinlough said: “We’re absolutely delighted to have sold another big winner. It’s an incredible run of luck we’re having as we’ve had a major winner every year since 2015 with the exception of 2017. Fingers crossed the lucky streak continues for a long time. Best of luck to whoever the winner is.”

Since 2006, the lucky Spar store has amassed National Lottery top prize winning tickets to the value of over €13 million.

The National Lottery is now asking its Lotto players in Kinlough and wider Leitrim areas to check their Lotto tickets to see if they have won this tidy sum of money.

A National Lottery spokesperson said: “It’s a great bit of news for the town of Kinlough and for Noel McGowan and his staff. The shop has a reputation for being a lucky Lottery shop and this latest win adds more weight to this status. So we are encouraging all our Lotto players in Kinlough and nearby Leitrim areas to please do check your tickets to see if you’ve won this prize and if you have contact our prize claims team on 1800 666 222 or email and we will make arrangements for you to collect your prize, once COVID-19 restrictions are lifted.”

Here are five other notable National Lottery prize-winning tickets sold in Spar, Kinlough, Leitrim since 2006:

18 March 2006: two Lotto prizes of €225,000
10 October 2015: Lotto Plus 2, €250,000
20 August 2016: Lotto, €11,179,627
18 August 2018: Lotto Plus 2, €250,000
1 September 2019: Daily Million, €1,000,000
The winning Lotto numbers from last night’s draw are: 15, 24, 28, 34, 40, 45 and the bonus number is 20.

There was no winner of the €3,272,322 Lotto jackpot which rolls to an estimated €3.5 million for next Wednesday’s draw (27th May).

The National Lottery has reminded players that it has extended the period of time that lucky winners can collect prizes to encourage people to stay at home and not require them to make any unnecessary journeys during the current public health emergency.

This means that any lucky winners of Lotto and Lotto Plus, Lotto 54321, EuroMillions and EuroMillions Plus, Telly Bingo, Daily Millions and Daily Millions Plus draws from 9th January 2020 until draws in the week 5th July 2020 will have an extra three months in which they can claim their prize. The prize claims extension applies to winners who purchased their tickets and scratch card games in-store, online at and via the National Lottery App.

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 as established 32 years ago. In 2019 alone, €250 million was raised for local Good Causes in communities across Ireland.

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