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Local luck, Xmas cheer & jackpot joy – Irish shops with multiple €1m Lotto wins

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THE shop that sold Dolores McNamara her €115million winning Euromillions ticket in 2005 has made another shopper a multi-millionaire.

Lotto has confirmed G O Stores in Garryowen, Limerick sold the slip that on Saturday earned the lucky punter €8,970,934, nearly 20 years after Dolores became Ireland’s first ever Euromillions jackpot winner.

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Some Irish shops have a knack for selling a winning Lotto ticketCredit: Nicolas McComber

But, as Nicola Bardon found out, it seems some shops are luckier than others.

Here are ten shops that have sold the winning tickets over three times each, with the holder taking home more than a million each time…

SuperValu, Bailieborough

CAVAN locals will know that the supermarket has so far sold three jackpot tickets.

The first came on November 2, 1996.

Dublin superfan Paddy Ryan pictured outside SuperValu in Bailieborough

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Dublin superfan Paddy Ryan pictured outside SuperValu in BailieboroughCredit: Lorraine Teevan

At the time, they scooped over £3.7million, which would be €4.7million today.

In 2012, another person won the Lotto jackpot of €3.6million, while it was a very happy Christmas for another family after their syndicate won almost €4.5million on the Christmas Eve draw in 2016.

Happy Christmas!

Wallaces, Wexford

THE Wellingtonbridge store had its first win in 1993 and its latest this year.

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On March 13, 1993, the luck of the Irish was in and someone became €2million richer.

A €1,000,500 Lotto win was sold at Wallaces Costcutter in Wellingtonbridge, Co.Wexford

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A €1,000,500 Lotto win was sold at Wallaces Costcutter in Wellingtonbridge, Co.Wexford

Fast forward to May 2009, when, once again, someone won €2million.

And this year, 32 Ballyingly Joinery employees couldn’t believe it when their syndicate tickets won the €1million jackpot in the Lotto Plus Raffle, which could give them €31,250 each.

Kennedy’s, Dublin

KENNEDY’S self-service store in Stepaside, Dublin has also been a lucky purchase point for winners.

Their first winner came in April 24, 1993, when a Stonemasons work syndicate split €1.7m.

Kennedy's self-service store in Stepaside, Dublin has also been a lucky purchase point for winners

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Kennedy’s self-service store in Stepaside, Dublin has also been a lucky purchase point for winners

Just four years later the little local had another winner.

May 28, 1997 saw a local made a millionaire.

But they had to wait a little longer for the third winner who in 2003, also on the Lotto, picked the winning Lotto numbers, cashing in almost €2million.

Tesco, Mullingar

THE store on the Ash Road is known locally as a lucky shop after getting two millionaires in one year.

In 2013, the huge rollover Lotto was won when couple Carol Loran and Kevin Geoghan, below, won over €10m after buying a €4 quick pick between them.

Carol Loran and Kevin Geoghegan won over €10m after buying a €4 quick pick between them

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Carol Loran and Kevin Geoghegan won over €10m after buying a €4 quick pick between them

And another person won the Christmas raffle draw later in the year, which is a €1m jackpot.

It was certainly a happy new year for someone.

Hannigans, Cootehill

CAVAN continues to have the luck.

In April 2001, the shop on Main Street saw a €1million winner on the Lotto draw.

The Hannigan Brothers, Niall, Sean & Padraig in their premises, Hannigans Grocery & Bar, Cootehill, Co Cavan

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The Hannigan Brothers, Niall, Sean & Padraig in their premises, Hannigans Grocery & Bar, Cootehill, Co CavanCredit: Lorraine Teevan

They had an even bigger scoop in 2007, when a winner pocketed €4.8million.

And the following year, someone won the Monday Million jackpot.

The store has had many other wins under the €1million mark, too, including in 2020, when brothers Niall and Sean, above, sold a Euromillions ticket that won €256,142.

GPO, Dublin

PROBABLY one of the busiest locations in the country, and the most famous, plus it has produced three Lotto millionaires.

In 1999, they sold the winning ticket that saw a €2.2million win on the Irish Lotto.

The General Post Office on Dublin's O'Connell Street

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The General Post Office on Dublin’s O’Connell StreetCredit: Getty Images – Getty

The store produced another win in December 2006, with a €7.4million jackpot.

And 2012 got off to a great start for someone after a ticket for the Christmas Millionaire’s Lotto was bought at the GPO over the festive period.

Ardkeen, Waterford

THE superstore had its first big winner in 2001, who scooped €1.56million.

In 2012, there was another Lotto winner, who this time was €2.88million richer after picking the winning numbers.

In September 2013, someone won €12.8million on the Euromillions at the store

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In September 2013, someone won €12.8million on the Euromillions at the storeCredit: Mac Innes Photography

But the biggest prize so far came in September 2013, when someone won €12.8million on the Euromillions and store manager Val Lamb, pictured, celebrated their success.

The young man who won split the jackpot with another winner from Spain.

Read & Write, Cork

THE newsagents in Ballyvolane Shopping Centre has also produced three millionaires.

Someone in June 1998 was glad they picked up a Lotto ticket after scooping £1.03million (€1.3million).

The newsagents in Ballyvolane Shopping Centre has also produced three millionaires

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The newsagents in Ballyvolane Shopping Centre has also produced three millionairesCredit: Getty Images – Getty

Then in March 2002 there was another winner announced, with the person picking up €1.1million.

And fast forward to February 2007, and their biggest win so far, with one lucky shopper going home with €2.6million.

O’Neill’s, Limerick

THE William Street store, which is now O’Neill’s Mace, had the first Lotto winner in October 1992.

That punter became €1.76million richer.

The William Street store, which is now O’Neill’s Mace, had three Lotto winners

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The William Street store, which is now O’Neill’s Mace, had three Lotto winners

Then, in 1999, someone won €1million exactly on a draw in June.

The store’s next big win came only five years later in 2004, when the right numbers for one lucky ticket holder saw them become almost €2million richer overnight.

Garveys, Listowel

THE SuperValu in the Kingdom has had its share of millionaires, the first back in December 2008.

After spending their Christmas money on a ticket for the Monday Million, someone won the top jackpot and became a millionaire.

The SuperValu in the Kingdom has had its share of millionaires, the first back in December 2008

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The SuperValu in the Kingdom has had its share of millionaires, the first back in December 2008

In May 2012, someone won exactly €2million on the Lotto, while in 2013, another syndicate won the top prize in the Daily Million.

I think that’s what you could call ‘Kerry Gold’!

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