Gala stores on a roll with Lottery wins

Gala stores on a roll with Lottery wins
DeLoughry’s Gala Service Station has been revealed as the shop that sold Wednesday’s 23rd September 2020 Lotto ticket worth almost €5.4 million euro. Pictured here today: John Williams, National Lottery, Nuala Brennan, Anita Seroczynska, John DeLoughry, Jack DeLoughry and Anne DeLoughry. Pic: Vicky Comerford / Mac Innes Photography

Over the past eight weeks, a remarkable €12,733,542 has been won by two lucky Gala customers, who are now overnight millionaires, each winning lifechanging amounts.

Gala stores are on a roll with lottery wins, which commenced on Saturday 15 August in Rogan’s Gala in Clifden, Co. Galway with a customer claiming the massive €7,337,744 lottery jackpot.
The most recent windfall came on Wednesday 23rd September, when a customer of DeLoughry’s Gala store in Talbot’s Inch, Kilkenny won the Lotto jackpot of €5,395,798.

Owner of the latest Gala winning store in Kilkenny, John DeLoughry took over the running of the family business from his parents Jack and Anne in 2012. Commenting on this incredible lotto windfall for a customer, John adds:

“We’re absolutely gobsmacked. When you hear about a big Lotto win such as this, you never think that it could be you who sells the lucky ticket to change somebody’s life. The shop has been open since 1983 but we only started selling lottery tickets as recently as 2016, and we now have sold a jackpot winning ticket just four years later. It will be a memorable day to be able to celebrate this win with my mother and father who have been incredibly supportive to me and the business, it really is just magical for us and we aren’t even the jackpot winners.”

He added: “There is a huge buzz about Kilkenny city at the moment and it’s exactly the kind of good news that everybody needs. Last week, there was a big EuroMillions win in the town (€116,116) which was followed by this €5.4 million win so we’re definitely on a roll.

“We have a whole host of different customers coming into the store; a lot of locals while we would also get a lot of visitors to the two local hospitals so the winner really could be anyone. Whoever it is, we will be celebrating on their behalf and we wish them every success with their newfound fortune.”

Nearly 30 cent in every €1 spent on all National Lottery games goes back to Good Causes in the areas of sport, youth, health, welfare, education, arts, heritage and the Irish Language. In total more than €5.6 Billion has been raised for Good Causes since the National Lottery was established 32 years ago. In 2019 alone, €250 million was raised for local Good Causes in communities across Ireland.