THIS is the luckiest shop in Kilkenny that sold the biggest Lotto jackpot-winning ticket in four years worth a massive 12.7 million.
The Circle K Service Station, located on the Waterford Road in Kilkenny, is believed to have sold the winning 12.7m ticket on Wednesday to a local customer.
The lucky winner has already made contact with Lottery HQ to verify their life-changing win.
But due to COVID-19 restrictions there will be no champagne corks popping at Lotto HQ on Dublins Abbey Street for the countrys latest multi-millionaire but they will receive their life-changing cheque by post.
A spokesperson for the National Lottery said: We verified the ticket yesterday morning and the process is underway for them to be paid by post.
Mystery still surrounds the winning ticket holder and it is still unknown whether it is a single or a syndicate win.
The winning lotto ticket was not a quick pick ticket and the lucky winner picked out the winning numbers themselves.
It is not known if the winner is a man or a woman, but the winner has been told to go away and get some legal financial advice before we officially start the process, said the spokesperson.
A win of this magnitude will have a lot of implications in terms of financial and legal business, the spokesperson added.
Meanwhile, people in Kilkenny are still in shock that someone local has won the massive, life-changing jackpot.
Local woman Louise Delaney told The Star: There is great excitement around and a great buzz around the town. Its fantastic news and gives the whole place a real boost during the times we are in. I havent heard who the winner is but I do want to wish them well.
County councillor Michael McCarthy admitted to The Star that it was not him who won the jackpot.
Unfortunately, no, it wasnt me, he said.
Its a serious amount of money and I believe it's the biggest jackpot in a few years.
Its going to be an interesting few weeks if and when word breaks as to who has won it.
Its a great win and great for Kilkenny especially in the times we are in. I wish them well and more luck to them, he said.