A Cork retailer has promised staff a big celebration after selling Wednesday's €10,780,193 Lotto jackpot winning ticket.
Shane Cantillon runs the Spar store in Mount Oval, Rochestown with the help of his brother Mark, father Greg and an additional 30 employees.
"Please tell me you're calling to let me know I've sold the winning ticket," were the first words out of his mouth when the National Lottery called him yesterday evening to inform him that he had sold the winning ticket.
Mr Cantillon said that he has always promised his staff a huge celebration if they sell a big winning lottery ticket.
He intends to throw a party - once it is safe to do so - to thank them for their work after a tough 12 months.
"Anybody working in the retail trade will tell you that selling a winning lottery ticket to one of your own customers is the next best thing to winning it yourself," he added.
The National Lottery said it is still waiting to hear from Ireland's newest Lotto millionaire and reminded players in Co Cork to check their tickets to ensure their prize is paid in time to celebrate Christmas in style.
"We are only a couple of weeks away from Christmas so I hope this brings the winner and their family tremendous hope, joy and happiness for many, many years," said Mr Cantillon, who has five stores throughout Cork and another one in Carlow.
This latest Lotto win is the 11th jackpot prize this year with over €60m paid out so far.
Meanwhile, there was no winner of tonight's EuroMillions jackpot of €200m. The numbers drawn were 14, 20, 27, 34, 38 and the lucky stars were 01 and 11.