According to the National Lottery, Ireland’s most recent millionaire purchased their golden ticket in Blackrock (Co Dublin).
Spar in Woodbine Park sold the EUR1 million ‘Ireland Only’ ticket for Friday’s EuroMillions draw.
The ticket’s winning raffle code was I LLD 48404.
Aidan Connelly, the owner of the winning shop, said that he was “absolutely thrilled” by the news.
He stated that “The shop is a local community business and we know every customer by name, so we are 99% certain that the win was from the local community. This makes it even more satisfying.”
“We’ve been in the business for more than 22 years, and this is our first major lottery win. We’re going to celebrate on behalf of our lucky customer.”
He also tried to dispel rumors that he was the winner of the ticket.
He said, “Incidentally I am on holiday with my family in Portugal so I cannot be part of any celebrations in the shop! Although I am sure that the community will notice my absence, I can assure you that I haven’t stolen the loot or run!
“We are truly thrilled for the winner, regardless of their identity, and wish them every bit of luck with their big prize.”