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Young man scoops £1m after buying a winning lottery scratchcard in a Dungiven shop

Big celebrations in the County Derry town

Young man scoops £1m after buying a winning lottery scratchcard in a Dungiven shop

The winning ticket.

A young Dungiven man has won £1m after buying a lottery scratchcard in the town at the weekend.

It is understood that the winning ticket was bought in the Eurospar store in Dungiven on Saturday afternoon.

The young man, who is in his 20s, bought a £5 lottery scratchcard and was stunned when it turned out to be a winning ticket.

A local source said the young winner was a 'great fella' who deserved the success.

It is the latest in a long line of winning tickets which have been sold in Dungiven shops.

The now-closed McCloskey's Newsagents on Main Street sold tickets worth almost £500,000 in 2006 and £1.4m in 2010.

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