There was plenty of cheering and celebrating in the National Lottery’s winners' room yesterday when a work syndicate of nineteen from Broderick’s in Co. Dublin claimed their EuroMillions match 5 plus lucky star ticket worth €193,667.
Head of the group syndicate Alison Ennis revealed the story behind the winning ticket:
“We’ve been running this syndicate since February, so it’s only 7 months old! I’m the one in charge of collecting the money and purchasing the tickets each week. On the night of the draw I was looking at tickets and I realised on the last line of the ticket we’d won! I took a picture of it and sent it into our syndicate group chat and the chat started hopping! We couldn’t believe it! Everyone was absolutely buzzing and getting sharing pictures celebrating in their own homes that night”, she recounted.
Alison purchased the winning quick pick ticket, which was sold at the Circle K Westway service station on the Kylemore Road in Dublin 12.
Members of the syndicate revealed to the National Lottery how they hope to spend their winnings:
“I’ve just bought a new house, so this honestly couldn’t have come at a better time”, one syndicate member said. “Well I’ve always wanted to get the bathrooms in my house re-vamped, so that’s definitely on the cards for me”, another syndicate member added.
A new car, a first tattoo, new teeth and a new back garden were among some of the other things syndicate members wish to do with their new prize money.
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