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One a day Live

Winner of €5.3m jackpot makes contact with Lotto HQ

The winner of the €5.3m Lotto jackpot has made contact with the National Lottery.

The jackpot was won last Saturday with a ticket sold in Innishannon, Co Cork.

The Quick Pick ticket was bought on the day of the draw at the Centra store on the Main Street, Innishannon.

This latest win in the Rebel County is the 7th Lotto jackpot winner of 2019 and the 175th Lotto jackpot to be won in Cork in the history of the game.

A spokesperson for the National Lottery said: "We can confirm that we have been contacted this morning by the lucky ticketholder and arrangements are currently being made for the claim to be made when the winner is ready to collect their prize in the coming weeks."

Yesterday, it was revealed that the Cork business owner who sold the winning ticket is to share the seller's prize with his staff.

Barry O'Sullivan is the store owner of the Centra - which will receive €15,000 from the National Lottery - despite rumours in the local area over the weekend.

"The story in the pub last night was that I was getting €250,000 - 5%," he said, before adding that the number is in fact €15,000.

"I am going to give that to the staff. It's nice to share it around," Mr O'Sullivan said speaking to John Paul McNamara on C103's Cork Today show.

"It will go around a little bit further that way.

"We're a small close-knit community here and it's the staff that are the shop.

"It's a reward for them for all their hard work."

Tonight, attention turns to the EuroMillions, with the jackpot rolling over to €190m.

If there is an Irish jackpot winner tonight, it will be the highest National Lottery winner in its 32-year history.