Camelot and An Post set to run Irish Lottery

Camelot and An Post set to run Irish Lottery

Ireland is set to sell off the Irish Lottery license to a consortium which includes UK Lotto organiser Camelot and An Post, in a deal worth €405 million.

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The joint venture, known officially as Premier Lotteries Ireland, was selected as the preferred applicant as it outbid other hopeful contenders to run the game for twenty years. Ireland’s government postal service An Post has run the lottery alone for the last 26 years.

The consortium is no doubt thrilled to win the bid, and will formally seal the deal by December. Once finalised, the new group is likely to complete the handover process and begin running the Irish Lottery from October 2014.

The sale is part of the Emerald Isle’s long-term goal to privatise some of its services to raise €3 billion in order to cut down some of the country’s debt. Half of the proceeds from the licence will be used to build a new children’s hospital in Dublin.

Other Irish Lottery News
The offices of medical device makers Vista Med in Ireland might have been a little rowdier than usual on Monday after the entire 36-strong workforce learned of their €2m Lotto jackpot win!

The company’s warehouse operative Alan Hogan was on his way home to Belfast on Friday evening when he bought the ticket which matched all six main numbers – 6, 14, 22, 28, 37 and 44.

Alan has patiently bought the firm’s lottery tickets with the same numbers for over five years, and their perseverance has paid off, as all members of the syndicate will pocket €55,000 each.

The group will be travelling to Irish Lottery HQ in Dublin today to collect their winnings – it’s sure to be a happy road-trip for all!

Be sure to bookmark the Irish Lottery Results Page to check if you’re a winner. Good Luck!

9th October 2013