Irish Lotto winner could be a new dad

DUBLIN, IRE – The latest winner of the Irish Lotto could be celebrating twice as hard as the jackpot winning ticket was sold just yards away from one of the country’s busiest maternity hospitals. Petal’s, the store where the winning ticket was sold is right beside the Coombe Women’s Hospital and is a regular point for new dads to do some frantic, last minute shopping.

Ellen Moriarty, one of the owners of the shop (her husband Dominic co-owns it) told the Irish Independent that speculation is rife as to who has won the €6.15 million top prize. She said, “”People run over from the hospital all the time but we have our regular customers as well. We’re hoping it’s someone local.”

The Moriarty’s have owned the shop for the past 20 years and have never once sold a jackpot winning lottery ticket, despite it being a very popular place to purchase tickets.

The winning numbers drawn were 13, 23, 30, 37, 43, 45 and the bonus number was 16.

Published: August 31, 2010

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