Published: Mon, May 14, 2018
Global News | By Blake Casey

Lotto ticket worth $1 million sold in Waterloo

Lotto ticket worth $1 million sold in Waterloo

"I sat in front of the computer checking my ticket over and over and over. I'm still in a bit of shock to be honest".

Owner of the service station where the ticket was purchased, Pat Halligan, said anticipation had set in in the town of Loughrea following news of the win. "It was definitely an understatement", laughed the winner's mother.

Galway Bay fm newsroom - The winning ticket for the years biggest Lotto jackpot so far - €8.5 million - was sold in Loughrea.

"I knew that I had all the winning numbers, but it still didn't feel "real". "We were all swearing like pirates that night".

The victor then had a nervous wait before he claimed his prize at Lotto NZ's head office on Monday morning.

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He kept the ticket in his jeans pocket all weekend, touching it every once in a while to make sure the ticket hadn't fallen out, he said.

Anyone who bought their ticket from any of the above winning stores should write their name on the back of the ticket and check it immediately at any Lotto outlet, online at or through the Lotto NZ App. "It's still a bit fresh", said the victor.

A spokesperson said: "We are absolutely delighted for the lucky victor".

The store had only become a Lotto retailer in February, he said, and this was the first big win the store could claim.

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