The holder of one of the two winning jackpot tickets which was bought in Athlone has been in touch with the National Lottery Offices this morning.
Two tickets, bought in Athlone and in Inishowen in Donegal share in the jackpot of €12.7 million, and get a €6.3 million share.
It's not known if the Athlone winner is an individual or is part of a syndicate and the shop where they bought the ticket isn't being announced until tomorrow when staff from the National Lottery will make a visit.
The shop that sells a jackpot ticket wins €15,000, but in this case it will be split with each retail outlet getting €7,500 each.
Fran Whearty from the National Lottery says it's his understanding that the owner of the Athlone ticket will collect their prize in the coming days…
'We're heading down tomorrow so we'll be down in Athlone town celebrating with the lucky shop keeper.
We've had both winning ticket holders on so we've had an Athlone player on so we're basically we're making arrangements for them to collect their prize 6.3 million euro.
So basically, the first contact is always a simple affair, they ring in and we can confirm with them that it's a winning ticket.
We don't get into too much detail with them then so we don't know if it's a single winner or a syndicate yet.
We're hoping to pay out before the end of the week at this stage.'