Saturday 20 December 2014

Shop syndicate is on the ball

Published 06/06/2014 | 02:30

A lucky syndicate of 21 people from Navan, Co. Meath won last Saturday’s Lotto Plus 2 top prize of €250,000. 10 of the delighted ‘Tierney’s Football Pools Syndicate’ collected the big cheque at The National Lottery offices yesterday. Pictured celebrating are, from left: Frank Cahill, Ray Mooney, Jim Finnegan, Jack Kiernan, Joe Tierney, Patrick Gallagher, Tony Crocock, Karl Mooney, Paddy Stapleton and Colm Curtis. The syndicate have been playing the Lotto together since the game began in 1988 and today take home their winnings of €11,904.76 each. Picture: Mac Innes Photography.
A lucky syndicate of 21 people from Navan, Co. Meath won last Saturday’s Lotto Plus 2 top prize of €250,000. 10 of the delighted ‘Tierney’s Football Pools Syndicate’ collected the big cheque at The National Lottery offices yesterday. Pictured celebrating are, from left: Frank Cahill, Ray Mooney, Jim Finnegan, Jack Kiernan, Joe Tierney, Patrick Gallagher, Tony Crocock, Karl Mooney, Paddy Stapleton and Colm Curtis. The syndicate have been playing the Lotto together since the game began in 1988 and today take home their winnings of €11,904.76 each. Picture: Mac Innes Photography.
A lucky syndicate of 21 people from Navan, Co. Meath won last Saturday’s Lotto Plus 2 top prize of €250,000. 10 of the delighted ‘Tierney’s Football Pools Syndicate’ collected the big cheque at The National Lottery offices yesterday. Pictured celebrating are, from left: Frank Cahill, Ray Mooney, Jim Finnegan, Jack Kiernan, Joe Tierney, Patrick Gallagher, Tony Crocock, Karl Mooney, Paddy Stapleton and Colm Curtis. The syndicate have been playing the Lotto together since the game began in 1988 and today take home their winnings of €11,904.76 each. Picture: Mac Innes Photography.

A SYNDICATE that won €250,000 in the National Lottery are the third lucky winners to come from a newsagents in Navan, Co Meath.

'Tierney's Football Pool's Syndicate' purchased the winning ticket in Tierney's Newsagents, which sold two previous Lotto jackpot winning tickets of €2.7m and €500,000.

Joe Tierney, owner of the shop, is part of the 21-member syndicate who have each pocketed €11,904.76 from the Lotto Plus 2 draw last Saturday.

"This has spread a little bit of happiness and is a huge lift for the town," he said.

The delighted group comprises business people in the town, and they have been buying Lotto tickets together for 26 years.

Irish Independent

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