The location that sold the €500,000 winning EuroMillions ticket has been confirmed
Someone in Ireland started the weekend €500,000 richer after Friday night's EuroMillions draw.
The National Lottery previously confirmed the winning ticket was sold in Cork, but now we have an exact location.
The lucky Quick Pick ticket was bought in Easons in Mahon Point Shopping Centre.
Brendan McCarthy, manager of the Easons store told The Irish Sun:
“Its tremendous news to get and this is the second time in two years we have sold a National Lottery winning ticket worth €500,000 as in September 2017 we sold a Lotto Plus 1 winner.
“We have no idea who the winner could be as Mahon Point Shopping Centre is the largest in Cork so it really could be anyone.
“We will be encouraging all our customers today to check their tickets as it could be them but to we hope it brings a lot of happiness to the winner, whoever he or she may be.”
The winning EuroMillions Plus numbers for Friday's draw were 5, 20, 29, 5 and 44.
A National Lottery spokesperson urged EuroMillions players in Ireland to double-check their tickets, as they celebrated the 23rd winner of the EuroMillions Plus in 2019.
"2019 has been a truly historic year from a EuroMillions perspective as this year has seen the highest prize pay-outs for winners, buoyed by the €175.4 million win by the Naul Family Syndicate in February, and we could well see a new record number of EuroMillions Plus winners.
“Recently, the EuroMillions jackpot reached the €190 million cap and this excitement has really resonated with our players who won over €25.9 million in prizes since the roll started in July and those players have helped up to raise a massive €24.8 million for Good Causes all over Ireland such as local charitable organisations, sports clubs and community groups.”