€8.6 million Lotto ticket sold in Abbeyleix

A JACKPOT winning Lotto ticket netting one lucky person a whopping €8.6 million has been sold in an Abbeyleix newsagents.

A JACKPOT winning Lotto ticket netting one lucky person a whopping €8.6 million has been sold in an Abbeyleix newsagents.

The €8 Quick Pick ticket was sold last Friday in Loughlin Moran’s newsagents on the town’s Main Street. It is not yet known whether the winner hails from the midlands or was just passing through the region, but Rebecca Moran, who was working in the family-owned store on Friday and who may actually have sold the jackpot ticket, told the Leinster Express that local speculation is rife as to the possibility of a new multi-millionaire in Laois.

“It’s great to be able to say we sold a winning ticket,” she said.