Saturday 21 October 2017

Syndicate collects €29m jackpot

'The group - who do not want to go public on their new-found fortune - travelled to Dublin from the west of Ireland to claim their life-changing jackpot win'
'The group - who do not want to go public on their new-found fortune - travelled to Dublin from the west of Ireland to claim their life-changing jackpot win'

Alan O'Keeffe

A syndicate from the west of Ireland walked out of National Lottery headquarters yesterday as Ireland's newest multi-millionaires after collecting their €29m EuroMillions win.

The group - who do not want to go public on their new-found fortune - travelled to Dublin from the west of Ireland to claim their life-changing jackpot win.

"This has come as a huge shock," a spokesperson for the group said, "but we are thrilled. This will certainly make life easier for us all and will secure our futures."

The group realised their win last Saturday when one of the members checked the EuroMillions numbers.

"It has been a roller-coaster week with lots of butterflies in our stomachs and lots of different emotions. But we are keeping level heads and we will try to take it all in and we will give it time before we decide what to do with our winnings," said the spokesperson.

The winning quick pick was bought from Umesh Kumar's Garryduff XL Store on Pound Road in Castlebar.

Irish Independent

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