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Growing rumours over a £195m Euromillions win for a shop owner have bubbled over after customers believe their local Bargain Booze owner was the lucky winner.
Bargain Booze shop owner Robert Boyle just so happened to be holidaying in Mexico when the news broke of a big win, with the ticket said to have been sold from his store.
The shop, based on Liverpool Road in Formby, has seen an increase in foot traffic after the shop assistant says she is adamant she sold the winning ticket.
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The record-breaking jackpot was claimed by a lucky person, but rumours in the area say it could be Boyle.
Last month the employee said: "I'm sure I sold [the winning ticket]. I remember serving one lad, I looked at the ticket and the numbers just looked right.
"Our boss is on holiday and we haven't heard anything from Camelot about whether we were the ones to sell it."
But Robert has dispelled rumours of his big victory, saying that it was just a coincidence that he'd jetted off to the other side of the world after the big ticket win.
The Bargain Booze owner, who was on holiday in Cancun at the time, has said people have asked him if he won the eye-watering amount.
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Robert said: "It's great that everybody is talking about it and people have been coming in asking about it. People even think it's me because I was away in Mexico at the time.
"Every other customer comes in asking about it. You get a big payout if you sell the winning ticket as well."
The 55-year-old has owned the shop with his wife since 1996, and came back from his holiday not just to customers asking if he'd hit the jackpot, but a letter from the person who actually had.
The supposed winner had written: "I don't know where you got the idea that the Euromillions ticket was bought in your shop. I am that winner and bought the ticket in Paisley."
Camelot has neither confirmed nor denied where the winning ticket was purchased as the winner has not gone public, LiverpoolEcho reported.
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