Shop that sold winning Lotto ticket donating commission to charity

Meanwhile, one lucky winner scooped Saturday’s mega €4.5 million Lotto Jackpot

The owner of the shop in Dublin who sold Friday's winning Daily Million ticket has announced he is donating his €5,000 seller’s commission to the charity Pieta House.

It proved to be a winning weekend, as another lucky Dublin ticket holder won Saturday’s mega €4.5 million Lotto Jackpot.

Seamus Griffin, of the Griffin Group which owns 13 Londis stores in the Dublin region, was in Kerry on Friday night preparing to do a fund-raising walk up Carrantuohill on Saturday with 165 Londis retailers in aid of Pieta House when he got a call to say he had sold the winning Daily Million ticket.

Speaking from Carrantuohill a delighted Seamus Griffin said he would be donating his seller’s commission to Pieta House.

“I am in Kerry with 165 people from the Londis store network doing a walk for Pieta House which is an amazing charity, and am delighted to donate my seller’s bonus to them," he said. "We popped a bottle of champagne at the top of the mountain to celebrate!"

Staff from Mr Griffins 13 stores who participated in the walk raised €35,000 for Pieta House - while the Londis Group in total raised more than €100,000 for the cause.

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Meanwhile, a lucky winner woke up today €4.5 million richer.

The winning Quick Pick ticket was bought in An Post, Century House, Upper George’s Street, Dun Laoghaire.

A National Lottery spokesperson said today that they are looking forward to welcoming both the Daily Million and the Saturday Lotto winners through its doors this week.

“It is very exciting to have two big wins in the same weekend. We are advising all our players to check their tickets to see if they are the lucky winners.”

  • Saturday’s Lotto Draw winning numbers were 2, 5, 12, 34, 41, 47. Bonus No 29
  • Friday’s Daily Million winning numbers were 2, 5, 9, 10, 32, 33. Bonus No 30