Lotto 'syndicate' collect €8m prize

By dAVID TUCKER

Published 18/05/2016 | 00:00

Kieran Tuohy, Lotto area manager; Erin Dooley who sold the ticket and Michael Hanrahan, proprietor, Londis, The Faythe, where the winning ticket was sold last month.
Kieran Tuohy, Lotto area manager; Erin Dooley who sold the ticket and Michael Hanrahan, proprietor, Londis, The Faythe, where the winning ticket was sold last month.

A WEXFORD 'syndicate' which won almost €8 million on the Lotto last month collected their winnings at the National Lottery HQ on Abbey Street, Dublin, last week, with the winning saying their were going to take care of their families.

The winning ticket, a normal draw ticket, was purchased in Londis, The Faythe, Co. Wexford on the day of the draw.

The four-person 'syndicate' who wish to remain private, said they were planning a sun holiday together before deciding on their plans for their win. All four syndicate members have vowed to return to work after their break away in the sun.

'It's already been over two weeks since we hit the jackpot and the reality of it all has really only started to sink in,' said one of the four.

'The rest of the syndicate are laughing at me because I have continued to do our usual lines in the Lotto and EuroMillions ever since!'

The group said they were going to enjoy the win for a long time, but the priority for all was to take care of their individual families.

Michael Hanrahan, whose shop sold the winning ticket, had said previously that the winner was a 'lovely local lady' who couldn't believe she had won when she checked her tickets.

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