Limerick publican scoops €330,000 from €10 lotto wager

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Paul Mullins and his partner Jane Collins (centre) with Anna Culhane (far right) and Amy Condon, Niamh O'Donoghue, Sinead Vaughan and Tara Noonan of BoyleSports.

A COUNTY Limerick publican has plenty of reasons to celebrate after a sensational wager on the lotto made it a weekend he will never forget.

Newcastle West man Paul Mullins started on the road to riches when he called into his local BoyleSports shop on Friday to strike a €10 accumulator on four numbers to land in the EuroMillions main draw that evening.

Paul opted for numbers 1, 2, 11 and 26 and before he knew it, the celebrations were in full flow as all four numbers rolled out triggering the big payout.

When the wager was tallied up, it amounted to €330,000.

Paul lived in America for 31 years working in construction before moving back to County Limerick where he recently purchased a pub called Glen Bar in Kilmeedy. He is a massive greyhound enthusiast and enjoys horse racing too.

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Collecting his winnings from BoyleSports on Saturday afternoon, he said: “I must thank all the staff at the BoyleSports shop in Newcastle West. I’m over the moon and so glad to be picking up such an amazing amount of money, especially when it only took a tenner. I own a pub called Glen Bar in Kilmeedy and we will be celebrating this win and I might even buy a few greyhound pups!”

Leon Blanche, Head of Communications for BoyleSports added: “We have to hand it to Paul for turning his stake into such an eye-catching sum. It’s nice to see one of our regular customers rewarded so handsomely and we wish him the very best of luck with his total winnings of €330,000 from a total stake of €10.”