Monday 22 January 2018

Syndicate from west of Ireland collect their €29m EuroMillions jackpot

Shop owner Umesh Kumar celebrates selling the 29m Euromillions winning ticket at Garryduff Stores, Pound Road, Castlebar (Photo: Keith Heneghan)
Shop owner Umesh Kumar celebrates selling the 29m Euromillions winning ticket at Garryduff Stores, Pound Road, Castlebar (Photo: Keith Heneghan)
Shop owner Umesh Kumar celebrates selling the 29m Euromillions winning ticket at Garryduff Stores, Pound Road, Castlebar (Photo: Keith Heneghan)
Shop owner Umesh Kumar celebrates selling the 29m Euromillions winning ticket at Garryduff Stores, Pound Road, Castlebar (Photo: Keith Heneghan)
Shop owner Umesh Kumar celebrates selling the 29m Euromillions winning ticket at Garryduff Stores, Pound Road, Castlebar (Photo: Keith Heneghan)
Shop owner Umesh Kumar celebrates selling the 29m Euromillions winning ticket at Garryduff Stores, Pound Road, Castlebar (Photo: Keith Heneghan)
Shop owner Umesh Kumar celebrates selling the 29m Euromillions winning ticket at Garryduff Stores, Pound Road, Castlebar (Photo: Keith Heneghan)
Shop owner Umesh Kumar celebrates selling the 29m Euromillions winning ticket at Garryduff Stores, Pound Road, Castlebar (Photo: Keith Heneghan)
Shop staff celebrate selling the 29m Euromillions winning ticket at Garryduff Stores, Pound Road, Castlebar (Photo: Keith Heneghan)
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A syndicate from the west of Ireland have collected their €29m EuroMillions jackpot prize today.

The group, who wish to remain anonymous, travelled to Dublin to claim their jackpot win.

A spokesperson for the group said news of their massive win on last Friday’s EuroMillions is only now sinking in.

“This has come as a huge shock 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 syndicate members checked the EuroMillions numbers. The other syndicate members were then informed.

“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.”

The winning quick pick ticket was purchased from Umesh Kumar’s Garryduff XL Store on Pound Road, Castlebar, on Friday July 6.

National Lottery Chief Executive, Dermot Griffin, said today he was delighted to hand over the winning cheque to the syndicate.

“We always love seeing happy winners come into our winner’s room here in National Lottery headquarters. It is important these winners take the time and space to let the news sink in. This is an incredible amount of money to win, and we have recommended that the winners get independent financial and legal advice.”

Mr. Griffin said there it is definitely a case of the “luck of the Irish” when it comes to EuroMillions.

“Not only do we now have our 11th EuroMillions Jackpot winner but we have had 14 winners of EuroMillions Plus top prize of €500,000 so far this year. And this week we had a winner of the EuroMillions Match 5 Plus lucky star prize worth €369,210. Every week in Ireland we have around 100,000 players who win a cash prize on EuroMillions.”

The most recent Irish EuroMillions Jackpot winner was a Dublin work syndicate who shared a gigantic €88.5 million jackpot in January 2017.

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