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Winning €6m Ireland Lotto ticket sold in Lahinch, Co Clare

Aug 19, 2013, 6:18 am

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The popular Irish seaside town of Lahinch, Co Clare is buzzing with excitement after someone bought the winning lottery ticket from Saturday's draw worth more than €6 million at a local supermarket.

Kennedy's Centra on Back Lane in the town sold the winning €4 Quick Pick ticket worth €6,158,375 (US$8.2 million) on Friday.

The winning numbers were: 4, 11, 16, 33, 43, and 45, with bonus number 10.

News of the massive win spread quickly through the town which is a popular destination for tourists, surfers and weekend holidaymakers.

"That's fantastic news," said Michael Vaughan owner of Vaughan Lodge and restaurant in the town.

But he said it's anyone's guess who the winner is as the population of the town swells each weekend with thousands of visitors.

"This time of your there's around 6,000 or 7,000 people here for the weekend so it could be anybody," he said.

"It's not me anyway," he added.

Paul Holland, barman at O'Looney's pub, said whoever the winner is, the town will be celebrating.

"That's going to make someone very happy," he said.

"There's going to be a bit of excitement around the place."

Robert Kennedy, owner of Kennedy's shop which sold the winning ticket, could not be reached for comment.

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