Syndicate's Bray ticket hits jackpot
The €250,000 National Lottery prize that was won with a ticket bought in Bray has been claimed by a syndicate based in Dun Laoghaire.
The Mace Supermarket on the Vevay Road sold the €250,000 lottery ticket to 'The Fingers Crossed Lucky 14' syndicate from the BD Medical Pharmacare Company in Dun Laoghaire, who then won the prize in the Easter Millionaire Raffle draw held on Easter Monday. They collected their winnings at lottery headquarters in Dublin last week.
The group from BD Medical all work as machine operators, assembling pen needles for diabetics.
Stephen McKenna, the syndicate organiser who purchased the ticket, said; 'This is super news - the best start ever to a working week. We couldn't believe it when we discovered we'd won big on Millionaire Raffle as it's our very first time to play it as a group. Usually, we play EuroMillions or Lotto.'
The age range of the group – all men – is from their mid-thirteis up to their sixties. The syndicate started in January 2014 and the biggest win it's had so far has been €50. It was their first time to play Millionaire Raffle.
Spending plans include holidays, new cars and helping to pay mortgages. 'Nobody's doing anything too mad!' Stephen remarked.