"I was disappointed we didn't win the big jackpot [ourselves] and then, as a normal Wednesday morning, I came to work put out the papers and then the National Lottery contacted us and said, 'you sold the victor, '" he said.
'We are a very close family. They are a well known family in Naul who have been in the areas for two generations.
Most of the members of the syndicate are retired and are looking forward to having time to enjoy their winnings.
The largest ever lotto jackpot victor in Ireland bought the ticket in Reilly's Daybreak in Naul.
Well, that is exactly what happened to a lucky ticket holder in Ireland today.
National Lottery spokesperson Miriam Donohoe said that the lucky punter was "surprisingly calm" when they called the office this morning.
The winning numbers 01, 08, 18, 19, 39 and "lucky stars" 07 and 09 in the Europe-wide lottery were drawn in Paris on Tuesday night. "Someone just matched all numbers & stars on tonight's draw winning a massive E175,475,380 and set a new record for the biggest win in National Lottery history".
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It was the fourth biggest UK EuroMillions win and the biggest in Northern Ireland. "That will have a major impact on communities all over Ireland".
There was only one victor and draw organisers have confirmed the ticket was sold in Ireland. We must have been waiting for the big one.
This is an incredible win for an Irish EuroMillions player!
The previous biggest Irish victor was Dolores McNamara from Limerick, who won €115m (£100m) in 2005.
This maximum jackpot has only been won three times over the history of the game which is played in nine countries.
It will take a number of days before the money from partner Euromillions countries will arrive in Ireland.