Sunday 25 February 2018

Their luck is in : Syndicate from Limerick GAA club scoop €192k in EuroMillions draw

The 24 person syndicate won €192,935
The 24 person syndicate won €192,935 Credit:

Sarah-Jane Murphy

Eight members of a 24-person syndicate from Ballybrown GAA Club in Co. Limerick, called to National Lottery HQ on Abbey Street this morning to collect a cheque for €192,935 their after matching 5 numbers and One Star prize in the EuroMillions draw last Friday.

The syndicate included players, club members and even the bar manager, ranging in age from 39 – 75.

The group has been playing EuroMillions together, twice a week, for over a year and are looking forward to hosting a big celebration at the GAA club in the upcoming weeks.

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Theresa O’Neill, one of two women in the syndicate said:

“It’s absolutely wonderful, not only to win this fantastic prize, but to be able to share it with my close friends and neighbours -and my three uncles who are also in the syndicate.

“The others have always said that I’m the lucky one in the group because I’ve won a few small prizes here and there, hence why I’m responsible for buying our tickets.

"If I’m honest, I suspect it’s more to do with the fact that I’m the organised one but, after this win, I’m not complaining," she said.

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The lucky syndicate bought their €12 Quick Pick ticket in Martin Hayes’ shop, Tervoe in Clarina, Co. Limerick on the day of the draw.

The shop also celebrated a big win last year, selling a winning EuroMillions Match 5 ticket of €105,550 on 26 August 2014.

To date, approximately €620 million has been won in EuroMillions prizes in Ireland.

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