LONDIS SHOP OWNER DONATING WINNING SELLERS COMMISSION TO PIETA HOUSE
There was lots of National Lottery joy this weekend with a lucky winner scooping Saturday’s mega €4.5 million Jackpot, while another player landed the Daily Million prize on Friday. And the owner of the Londis Shop in Westmoreland Street in Dublin who sold Fridays winning Daily Million ticket announced he is donating his €5,000 seller’s commission to the charity, Pieta House.
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 fundraising 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.
“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. We have had big wins through our stores before, but this is the first time we sold a Daily Million winning ticket. I am in Kerry with 165 people from the Londis store network doing a walk for Pieta House, which is an amazing charity, and I am delighted to donate my seller’s bonus to them. 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.
Meanwhile, a lucky winner woke up today to the realisation that they are the winners of Saturday’s €4.5 million Jackpot. The winning Quick Pick ticket was bought in An Post, 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.”