Limerick family syndicate collect €5.6 million lottery prize

IT WAS a family affair to remember for a Limerick syndicate when they travelled to Dublin this (Monday) afternoon to collect their €5.6 million Lotto jackpot prize.

The family syndicate was set up nine years ago and started off with a random quick pick line which the family then decided to keep after growing fond of the numbers.

The winning ticket was purchased on the National Lottery app.

“We started this family syndicate in January of 2014 just for a bit of fun and something that would bring us together. On the night we won, I checked the app and saw straight away that we’d matched all of the numbers,

“I elbowed my wife and said, we’re after winning the Lotto Jackpot and she didn’t even flinch. Cool as a cucumber she said: “Just give me the money, I’ll be sure to spend it”, the lead syndicate member recalled.

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“You were slow enough to tell the rest of us. We didn’t get a call until the following day”, added another syndicate member.

“A group WhatsApp call was organised and we were then all told the amazing news. We thought this was a joke and they were having us on! We were just in complete disbelief, and still were until we saw the cheque in front of us today”, they said.

The family syndicate are looking forward to bringing their cheque back to Limerick where a small celebration will take place tonight.

Clearing off mortgages, upgrading cars and some holidays of a lifetime are just some of the ways they plan to spend their winnings.

It was the second Lotto jackpot win in Limerick so far this year, after another syndicate won €11,106,438 on January 4 after purchasing their winning ticket in Kelly’s Costcutter on Main Street in Foynes.