There was one winner of tonight’s National Lottery draw in the Republic, worth €4.4 million.

The winning numbers on the night were 1, 2, 7, 33, 34, and 40, wihile the bonus number was 6.

The winning ticket was sold in Daly's Topaz Station, Lifford, it has now emerged.

It has been speculated locally that a local taxi syndicate was the lucky winner.

The winning player did so with a quick pick ticket. The current jackpot had been rolling over since the last big winner on 23 December.

Daly's Topaz posted the following message on their Facebook page:

"??Get checking those tickets folks??

We’re delighted to let you all know we have just received a phone call from the National Lottery to let us know that we’ve sold the Winning Ticket!!! We’re ecstatic this money has gone to one of our customers. ???"

Another 5 plus the bonus ball ticket for €283,000 was sold in Costcutters Store in Carndonagh in Inishowen.

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