£80m lotto win linked to Doagh

Published Wednesday, 05 June 2013
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Rumours are spreading that someone from Co Antrim has hit the EuroMillions jackpot with an £80m lottery win.

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Is £80m too much to win in a lottery?
Is £80m too much to win in a lottery?


There has been speculation that the lucky ticket was bought at a Mace store in Doagh.

Staff told UTV they know nothing, and lottery company Camelot is remaining tight-lipped over who picked up the multi-million pound cheque.

Those in the village seem none the wiser - or so they say ...

The windfall - £81,381,673 to be exact - is the sixth biggest ever seen in the UK.

It makes the winner richer than the members of rock band Snow Patrol, golfer Rory McIlroy and even Ballymena-born actor Liam Neeson.

Camelot say the prize from last Tuesday's draw has been validated and is in the process of being paid out.

But the question of who will get it remains a mystery - and if the rumours are true, it looks like it will become one of Doagh's best or worst-kept secrets.

Have your say on the possible windfall - vote in our poll on whether it's just too much money for one person, or leave a comment to tell us how you would spend the money!

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5 Comments
wee al in doagh wrote (318 days ago):
well the highest ive won in doagh is 4 30 then went up to the cornerstone and baught a fish :)
JK in Newry wrote (318 days ago):
The person wont be staying anonymous for long! Just look out for the one driving around in a brand new ferrari!!!
hull in hull wrote (318 days ago):
The winner was from Hull and bought there ticket from Mail news shop.
dave in doagh wrote (319 days ago):
its not me i buy my lottery tickets there every week
Max in Belfast wrote (319 days ago):
Has anyone seen Waking Ned 2 - Live in Doagh!
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