Good times at Daybreak with record-breaking Lottery win
21 February 2019 | 0
Following a morning of rampant speculation yesterday, Reilly’s Daybreak in Naul, Co. Dublin wass confirmed as having sold the winning €175m EuroMillions ticket, the largest ever win in Ireland. Retailer Les Reilly and his staff were overjoyed with the news as the country’s media descended on the sleepy north Dublin village, hoping to catch a glimpse of the winners.
The National Lottery confirmed that the store would recieve a €25,000 prize to celebrate selling the winning ticket.
“We cannot believe that our shop had the winning ticket,” Reilly said. “It is fantastic, not just for the winners, but also for us and the community of Naul. We are a small community and this news brings a great buzz to everyone. As a result of the win, we’re already seeing more people come in store to pick up a ticket for Friday’s Euro Millions and Saturday’s National Lottery draws.”
This is not the first time Reilly’s Daybreak has seen a big win. Six years ago, a National Lottery ticket bought by a syndicate of staff from the store won €25,000. With Friday’s estimated Euro Millions jackpot standing at €16 million, the store is expecting a spike in interest in tickets in the event that there is a repeat win.
Daybreak is Ireland’s fastest growing convenience store chain, with over 200 stores nationwide.