Mystery Lotto winner identified

Saturday 13 June 2009 22.29
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Dermot Finglas - Won €350,000
Dermot Finglas - Won €350,000
CCTV - Identity of winner tracked down
CCTV - Identity of winner tracked down
Tom Heavey - Shop assistant found winning ticket
Tom Heavey - Shop assistant found winning ticket
Euromillions - Prize worth over €58m
Euromillions - Prize worth over €58m

The mystery winner of €350,000 in last Wednesday's lottery draw has been identified.

35-year-old Dermot Finglas from Drogheda was caught on CCTV as he left his winning ticket behind in a shop and forgot that he had bought it.

Shop assistant Tom Heavey found out the ticket was a winner on Thursday morning and began an extensive search to find the person who had bought it.

Mr Heavey told RTÉ News the ticket was not his to keep, although it 'would have been lovely'.

Meanwhile, one ticket holder in Ireland scooped over €29m in last night's Euromillions jackpot draw.

The winning ticket was bought in Dublin.

A spokesperson for the National Lottery said they would not be releasing details of the premises that sold the ticket to protect the winner’s anonymity.

The top prize draw was worth over €58m and there were two winning tickets, one was sold in Ireland, the other in the UK.

They will both get a prize of €29,430,608.

The winning numbers were 6, 14, 16, 34, 50. The Lucky Star numbers are 4 and 6.

This is the third time that an Irish ticket has won in the Euromillions Lottery.