Thursday 17 August 2017

Holidays, flash cars and a trust fund for the baby - Ireland's latest Lotto winners reveal their wish list

A Co. Cork work syndicate collected their EuroMillions Match 5 + Lucky Star prize of 369,210 following their massive win on Tuesday 11th July. Pic Collins Photos
A Co. Cork work syndicate collected their EuroMillions Match 5 + Lucky Star prize of 369,210 following their massive win on Tuesday 11th July. Pic Collins Photos

Ryan Nugent

A HOLIDAY, a flash car and a trust fund for the baby - those are among the spending ideas of a work syndicate who scooped a whopping €370,000 in the National Lottery.

The Barry Group wholesaler syndicate from Mallow, Co. Cork will share the prize among 20 members - earning more than €18,000 each.

The victory came from a quick pick in last Tuesday's draw - with all 20 putting €1 in each week.

Celebrating the victory this afternoon, CEO, Jim Barry said the office, which is mainly a sales team, were going berserk when he was on the phone to them before arriving.

"All I could hear is roaring in the background, the guys had gone mental and ballistic, it was great," he said.

"It's a lovely size win for them too, a nice amount of money," he added.

Many have not yet decided on what they'll be splurging on, though the youngest of the group, Eoin Maye (24) from Fermoy has his heart set on a new motor.

"I'll probably buy a car I'd say, I'm thinking an Audi, going to go drive around a bit, be a bit flash," he said.

"An Audi A4 or A6 I'd say," he added.

Meanwhile, some will be putting the money away for a while and paying off the loans.

Paul Ring (31) from Mallow has a young daughter, so the money has come at the best time possible.

"It was a massive shock, a welcome shock," he said.

"My wife might have plans I'm not sure, I've a one year old daughter so there might be something of a fund for her future, it's just fantastic for us," he added.

Paul intends to keep playing, and admitted the numbers interested in the syndicate may swell.

"I'm starting to hear that a lot more people seem to think this lotto syndicate thing is a goer, I'm starting to think there'll be a few more members," he said.

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