The lucky north Dublin shop that sold the €175million Euromillions ticket is celebrating today – as it wishes the winners every good fortune.
Reilly’s Daybreak in The Naul was revealed this morning by the National Lottery as the outlet where the winning numbers were played.
Shocked owner Les Reilly said: “I’m over the moon, I still can’t believe it. We never sold a big one before – we’ve done it in real style.”
As speculation mounted as to the identity of the winners he added: “If it’s who I think it is, I’d be over the moon for them.”
The lucky winner is believed to be a family syndicate from Duleek in Co Meath though this has yet to be confirmed.
A spokesperson for the National Lottery confirmed that the holder of the winning ticket had contacted them on Wednesday morning and seemed “calm and collected” about the mega windfall.
The spokesperson added: “We can confirm we have heard from the holder of the winning ticket but are not in a position to give any more details at the moment.”
This is the 14th Irish Euromillions win since the game launched in Ireland in 2004 – and the third big Fingal win.
Two years ago a Dublin work syndicate claimed an €88.5million Euromillions jackpot after purchasing the winning docket in Lusk. In December 2017 a small family syndicate won €38.9million on a ticket bought in Malahide.
Meanwhile Reilly’s will be in for a small windfall of its own for selling the winning numbers of 01, 08, 18, 19, and 39 plus lucky stars of 07 and 09.
Les Reilly is the brother of brave Celine Reilly Flynn, who lost her battle with cancer in July 2017 after a brave and courageous battle.
During her treatment Celine committed herself to raising funds and awareness for a charity close to her heart – North East Cancer Research & Education Trust.