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Lissycasey winner has made contact with National Lottery

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THE National Lottery has confirmed that the winning ticketholder of a Lotto jackpot worth €4,041,306 on Saturday 9th May, which was sold in Talty’s Mace Cirlce K in Lissycasey,  has made contact.

A National Lottery spokesperson said: “We can confirm that we have been contacted by the lucky ticketholder and arrangements are currently being made for the claim to be made once restrictions are lifted due to the on-going public health emergency. We cannot wait to welcome the fifth Lotto jackpot winner of the year to the National Lottery Winner’s Room when it is safer to do so”.

The National Lottery spokesperson could not confirm if the winner is a local, but store owner Cathal Talty said last week that most of his trade these days is from the local community.

“The majority of our trade in these times is from the local community. Before the health restrictions we would have had a lot of passing trade as Lisseycasey is a gateway to West Clare and a lot of holidaymakers would have passed through on the way to the West Clare coastline but obviously that has quietened at the moment. However, this is great news for our town and I hope it is one of our regular customers. Whoever the lucky person is, I’m sure the €4 million will find a good home”.

This lucky ticketholder from the Banner County is the 5th Lotto jackpot winner of 2020 and since the Lotto game began in 1988, there have been 42 Lotto jackpot winners from Clare who have shared over €64 million in jackpot prizes.

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.

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.

Elaine has been a member of staff with The Clare Echo since its foundation in October 2017. The paper's first Chief Reporter, the Kilrush woman is now working as a sub-editor in our busy newsroom. In 2015, she graduated from the University of Limerick with a Masters in Journalism. Elaine briefly worked with the RTE Investigations Unit on the Standards in Public Office investigation before returning to Clare to continue her career as a reporter with the Clare People where she spent nine months as the West Clare correspondent and also covered the 2016 General Election and 2016 Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann.

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