Shop that sold winning Lotto ticket to donate commission to charity

Seamus Griffin, who owns 13 Londis stores in Dublin, made the announcement at the top of Carrantouhill

Londis staff in Westmoreland Street celebrate selling the winning Daily Million ticket

The owner of the shop that sold Friday's Daily Million Lotto prize has announced he will be donating his entire seller's commission to charity.

Seamus Griffin, who owns the Londis store on Westmoreland Street, will give his €5,000 windfall to Pieta House.

The big-hearted businessman made the announcement at the top of Carrantouhill in Kerry yesterday after climbing the mountain in aid of the suicide prevention charity.
David Brigette, Stephen Young, Seamus Griffin and Daniel Gherca from Londis celebrate selling the winning Daily Million ticket

"There was incredible excitement when we got the call late on Friday night from the National Lottery to say we had sold the winning Daily Million ticket and made a lucky customer an instant millionaire," he said.

"We have had big wins through our stores before, but this is the first time we sold a Daily Million winning ticket."

Griffin, of the Griffin Group which has 13 Londis stores in the Dublin region, popped a bottle of champagne on the peak to celebrate the win.

The 165 Londis staff members who also participated in the climb fundraised €35,000 for Pieta House, with the company raising over €100,000 in total.

Meanwhile one lucky Dublin punter's life is about to change after bagging Saturday's €4.5 million jackpot.

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

A National Lottery spokesperson said that they are looking forward to welcoming both the Daily Million and the Saturday Lotto winners through their 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 with a bonus number 29.

Friday’s Daily Million winning numbers were 2, 5, 9, 10, 32, 33 with a bonus number 30.

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