A Monaghan EuroMillions player was just one number away from winning a jackpot worth over €200 million.
A Quick Pick ticket sold in Spar on the Glen Road matched five numbers and one lucky star on Friday night's draw.
Although one lucky star short of the €206 million top prize, the player is still starting the week €177,000 richer.
Management and staff at Spar Monaghan are understood to be delighted by the news, saying it's given the town a much needed boost.
This morning the winner made contact with Lotto HQ to arrange claiming their prize.
Sarah Orr from the National Lottery said it's a very good news story.