Limerick work colleagues collect €1million lottery prize

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Staff at Supervalu Castletroy where the syndicate purchased the winning ticket.

A WORK syndicate in Limerick City collected €1million from the National Lottery last week, after setting up the group a couple of months ago for “a bit of craic.”

The colleagues won the Lotto Plus 1 top prize on Saturday, June 18 after purchasing their winning ticket from the SuperValu in Castletroy on the day of the draw.

The entire group, who wish to remain private, took the day off work last Wednesday to travel to Dublin and collect their prize money.

“The syndicate is only up and running a few months. We just thought it would be a bit of craic but then all of a sudden, we have a cheque for €1 million in our back pockets,” said the syndicate leader.

“Because it’s only a new syndicate, not everybody in work joined it. I think that might change in the next few days as more people will want to put their names down in case we win again.

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“It’s a lovely amount of money to share with your colleagues. It’s not an amount that we’d all leave our jobs for, but it’s enough to make some nice little changes in our lives.

“We’ve spoken as a group and we all have our own little plans like paying off mortgages, upgrading cars and going on holidays. There’s been great excitement for the past week or so and it’s nice to finally get our hands on the cheque so we can start putting all of our plans into reality,” they said.