The winner of the £153million EuroMillions jackpot has come forward – and is believed to be a family syndicate of six sisters.
Today the Irish National Lottery confirmed that it had been contacted by the ticket holder to claim the biggest jackpot in the country’s history.
A source told the Irish Mirror: "The Lucky winner is understood to be from Meath. It is believed to be a family syndicate."
The winning numbers were 1, 8, 18, 19 and 39. The Lucky Stars were 7 and 9.
They are originally from Duleek in Co Meath with some members living in north county Dublin.
When one of the sisters called the office this morning, the lucky punter was "surprisingly calm" and "very together".
The six women meet up every Sunday at their late mother’s house to play the lottery and have been doing so for years.
Their mother passed away over a year ago but they stuck with their lotto tradition.
Lottery spokesman Miriam Donohoe said: "There is great excitement.
"The shop that sells the winning EuroMillions ticket receives €25,000 (£22,000) so it’s a nice pay-day for them too.
"For a small community like Naul, it gives the community a huge lift and creates a great buzz of excitement."
A shop in North County Dublin has been revealed as the store that sold last night’s mega EuroMillions ticket worth the mind-blowing sum.
Staff at Reilly’s Daybreak in Naul are today celebrating selling the winning ticket which has yielded Ireland’s highest ever National Lottery winner.
Les Reilly Owns the Daybreak store in Main Street in The Naul.
He told the Irish Mirror: "I’m over the moon and can’t believe it.
"Lotto have just confirmed it to us that we sold the winning ticket.
"We never sold a big one before.
"A few 25,000 but now we’ve done it in real style.
"We must have been waiting for the big one.
"I’m don’t anything about the ticket.
"If it’s who I think it is, I’d be over the moon for them.
"People were coming into the shop today to congratulate him and shake his hand."
A National Lottery spokesperson today confirmed the name of the winning store. “This is fantastic news not only for the winner but for the lucky shop that sold the ticket. And we are delighted for Naul which is a small community. “
National Lottery chief executive Dermot Griffin added: "We are delighted the winner has made contact.
"This is an incredible win for an Irish EuroMillions player.
"And a record win for the National Lottery. We are thrilled.
"This has been an incredibly lucky period for players on the island of Ireland.
"In January a Northern Ireland couple won an amazing 127 million euro in the EuroMillions jackpot. The luck of the Irish is definitely in the air."
The National Lottery tweeted on Tuesday night: "Players of Ireland – Check your tickets!
"Someone just matched all numbers & stars on tonight’s draw winning a massive E175,475,380 and set a new record for the biggest win in National Lottery history."
Five other tickets won £275,601 (317,493 euro).
This is the 14th Irish EuroMillions winning ticket since the game began in Ireland in 2004.
The record-breaking win tops the £99 million (115 million euro) won by Dolores McNamara, from Limerick, in July 2005.
The second biggest win was in 2008 when a player from Tipperary won £13 million (15 million euro) in 2008.
The EuroMillions jackpot had rolled over for several weeks and nearly reached the maximum payout of £165 million (190 million euro).
This maximum jackpot has only been won three times over the history of the game.
EuroMillions is played in nine countries. In the UK, 28p for every £1 is donated to National Lottery good causes – since it began, more than £37 billion has been raised.
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