Thursday, October 2, 2014

Retailer Promises to Share Lottery Bonus with his Staff

Staff at the Dublin Centra shop that sold a EuroMillions ticket worth €86.7 million have been told they can look forward to celebratory party and a share of the €25,000 retailer's bonus.

Store proprietor, Dave Whelan, has promised all 16 of his workers will benefit, but retailer's bonuses are taxed so each member will probably receive under €1,000.

When asked if he had any idea who had won last month's mammoth prize, Whelan admitted he was as in the dark as everyone else.

"I haven't got a clue," he said. "It's very busy [the shop], but it's very local, not much of a passing trade from the point of view of a car pulling up and it being a stranger."

The prize was claimed by a Dublin-based syndicate and the players opted to remain anonymous.