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The wagers, which were placed shortly after 8pm, predicted that the numbers 1, 6 and 12 would be among the five numbers drawn in the main draw which was made in Paris at 8.30 on that Friday night.
Ann and her family had attended an anniversary mass earlier in the day and she said the numbers they chose have a special significance with the family.
According to Ann, the total winnings would have come to €15,000.
“The numbers were significant to us and they came up but when we went to claim the money they would not pay us the money,” said Ann, who was referred to the customer service department.
A spokesperson for Ladbrokes head office in Britain told the Limerick Leader that the company only accepts wagers on the Euromillions draw via its website and does not accept such bets in any of its stores.
The spokesman said the bets should not have been accepted by staff at the Thomondgate store and that they should be declared void.
“If the bets were accepted it was misunderstanding,” said the spokesman.
A disclaimer on the Ladbrokes website would seem to back up the company’s stance but Ann O’Brien says she’s not backing down.
“They have offered us our original stake back but what I’m saying is that they should honor the bet, because a bet is a bet, and we want our bet to be honored,” she said..
(Source: Limerick Leader)
A sister of missing Co Leitrim man Pat Heeran has spoken for the first time about her family’s devastation at facing through Christmas not knowing whether their 48-year-old brother is dead or alive.
In an interview with the Leader last week, Sheila McCrann told of how Mr Heeran’s sudden and unexpected disappearance last October has left a deep void on their lives and that of their distraught mother, Irene.
Speaking openly and candidly about her brother, Ms McCrann said the past four months had been nothing short of a “living nightmare” for both herself and the wider Heeran family.
“Christmas and the New Year was just dreadful,” she confided. “Before you go to bed you are listening for the phone to ring or the door to knock.”
Mr Heeran was last seen alive in Mohill on the afternoon of October 3 wearing brown shoes, blue jeans and possibly a blue zip-up top underneath a brown jacket.
So far, there have been no sightings and little by way of leads for gardai to pursue as the investigation enters a fourth month.
(Source: Longford Leader)
Astronomy experts believe a meteorite may have landed in County Louth.
A large “fireball”, which is a really big meteor, was seen from various parts of the country on Tuesday, January 3rd.
Using calculations basedon various eyewitness reports, Astronomy Ireland now believes the meteorite most likely crashed into the sea off the County Louth coast.
“However, there’s always the chance that some of the meteor broke up and that maybe fragments of it landed somewhere in Louth,” David Moore, Chairman of Astronomy Ireland, told the Democrat.
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