Sunday 18 March 2018

Lotto winners head out for World Cup

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Irish fans at the World Cup in Italia '90
Irish fans at the World Cup in Italia '90
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SOME of Ireland's latest Lotto winners are planning an unexpected trip to the World Cup in Sicily — after £933,411 was divided up between 16 workmates.

The Telecom Eireann technicians from Crown Alley telephone exchange won £58,338 each. Plans on spending the money vary — three or four are considering World Cup holidays while others are looking at buying houses, cars, holidays and paying off mortgages.

After scooping two Match 4 prizes last week, the syndicate used the winnings to pick more numbers for Wednesday night's National Lottery jackpot.

"All of us have been playing Lotto each week as a group for the past six months. We invest £1 each and use the same numbers," said the jubilant Telecom workers who wish to remain anonymous.

When the tickets are bought, the syndicate photocopies them so they all have a chance to check the numbers drawn on television. On Wednesday night, a delighted dozen members got together to toast their win. "Twelve of us met and had a right few pints to celebrate," said one delighted technician.

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