€500,000 Laois lotto winner remains unknown, as shop owner roots for a local

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The €500,000 lotto winner remains unknown but shop owner rooting for a local

The identity of the person, or people, who won €500,000 in last night's Euromillions remains unknown this evening.

The lucky ticket was bought at the Daybreak shop at The Gandon Inn.

Proprietor, Tom Treacy is rooting for a local winner.

"We do have a lot of passing traffic here, but I hope it's a local person. Let's say it's 60/40 in favour of a local."

The winning ticket was a €3.50 Quick Pick.

It's by far the largest win the Daybreak shop ever had, but it does have a definite lucky streak when it comes to lotto winners.

"We had a €350,000 winner in the Irish lotto two and a half years ago," noted Tom. "We also a tele bingo winner and a few good scratch card winners."

Curiosity and interest has been rampant around the Daybreak shop all day today.

"My heart is broken with enquiries," said Tom, "but it's all good."