CSNA national president calls on National Lottery to award €25,000 seller’s prize to IGBF
Seller's prize of €25,000 should be donated to the Irish Grocers Benevolent Fund (IGBF), says newly elected CSNA national president Peter Gaughan
22 July 2020 | 0
With the recent Euromillions Jackpot winning ticket announced as having been sold online, CSNA national president Peter Gaughan is calling on the National Lottery to allocate the seller’s prize of €25,000 to the Irish Grocers Benevolent Fund (IGBF).
When a winning ticket is sold in an Irish store, the selling agent receives the seller’s prize, with the money invariably distributed between the employer and staff allowing for the €25,000 to circulate in the community.
“In light of recent events, IGBF has had to cancel its usual fundraising events,” Peter Gaughan said. “We feel that the sellers prize should be awarded to the fund as the winning ticket was purchased online.
“As many retailers are aware, the IGBF is the national registered charity assisting people in the retail, wholesale and supplier trade sectors and as a sector we should be pulling together to support this very worthy cause,” Gaughan added.
As a national association for retailers in Ireland, the CSNA said it hopes the National Lottery will accept this proposal.