MYSTERY surrounds the owner of the EuroMillions ticket sold in Graignamanagh on Friday which is worth E571,697. The last time there was a EuroMillions winner in the town, the prize of E1 million went unclaimed after the three month deadline was passed.
Irene Kinsella of Kinsella’s shop on High Street, where the ticket was purchasedon Friday, said nobody had yet come forward and that they were hoping it was someone local and that someone would come forward. The person was just one number away from winning the E132 million jackpot.
“It’s great and there is a lot of rumour but there were only a few people doing E12 quick pick tickets on Friday before the draw and one of those is an elderly gentleman who comes and does the draw with us from time to time,” she said, suggersting that it might be him.
The shop which stocks the Kilkenny People is a favourite with many Wexford people going and coming to New Ross and it hasn’t tasted success for a number of years when it sold a £100,000 ticket.
In May 2009, a E1 million ticket in the EuroMillions draw was sold in Doran’s SuperValu and went unclaimed when the owner failed to come forward before the deadline of August 9.