Portincula Hospital shop sells Euromillions winner

Trish Donoghue from the Oasis shop at Portiuncula Hospital
Trish Donoghue from the Oasis shop at Portiuncula Hospital

A syndicate of staff at a Galway hospital have been revealed as the winners of Tuesday’s night €500,000 EuroMillions Plus draw - the fifth win in Ireland so far this year.

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9 February 2018 | 0

An 18-strong syndicate from Portincula Hospital in Ballinasloe is currently making arrangements to collect €500,000 in winnings after scooping a win in the EuroMillions lottery. The winning Quick Pick ticket was bought at the Aramark-owned Oasis Shop which caters for patients, visitors and workers at the hospital.

Speaking about the excitmenet in the air following the win, Oasis Shop manager Trish O’Donoghue said it’s “absolutely crazy”.

“Since we opened the doors this morning, we have been inundated with well-wishers and hopeful customers who are checking their tickets,” she said. “We are genuinely over the moon for whoever the winner is.

“As a hospital store, all of our customers will be directly associated with the hospital, either as patients, visitors or members of staff. It’s an amazing feeling that we can bring so much joy to the winners with this win, she added.

Portiuncula Hospital Ballinasloe is an acute general and maternity Hospital. The catchment area includes patients residing in the East Galway, Roscommon, Midlands and Mid-Western areas.

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