Syndicate of Teachers Savour Big Irish Lotto Win
Staff from a school in Co Offaly can look forward to an even better summer than usual after coming forward to claim a big Irish Lotto prize. The 35-strong syndicate, consisting of teachers, other employees and former colleagues, matched five main numbers plus the Bonus Ball on Saturday 9th July to win €65,861.
The lucky group members visited National Lottery headquarters this week to be presented with their cheque, and syndicate leader Kevin Jordan recalled the anticipation he felt when he went to the Garrycastle Spar in Athlone, County Westmeath, to have his ticket checked.
“There was great excitement in the store when the shopkeeper scanned my ticket and my phone hasn’t stopped hopping since,” said Jordan, before allaying any fears that the syndicate could break up after the big win. “I am delighted for all of the members of the syndicate who will each get a financial boost over the summer. I have already got them all to pay up for the next couple of months so nobody is leaving the syndicate just yet."
The school syndicate may not have come forward immediately, but they did claim their prize well within the 90-day deadline for all winners of lottery prizes in Ireland. In contrast, a ticket holder from Cork is set to miss out on an amazing EuroMillions win of €381,863 if they do not step forward before 5.30pm on Thursday 4th August.
Players are urged to check their tickets for every draw they enter to see if they are due a prize, and there will be more chances to win huge sums of money this weekend in both Irish Lotto and EuroMillions. The Irish Lotto jackpot has climbed to €8 million for Saturday’s game after a rollover last night, while €23 million will be on offer in Friday’s EuroMillions if anyone can match all five main numbers and both Lucky Stars.
If you want to be in with a chance of winning EuroMillions, Irish Lotto or both, you can buy tickets by either visiting an authorised retailer in Ireland or playing online. The results will be available on IrishLottery.com straight after the draws have taken place, so you can see whether you’ve won a great prize like the school syndicate from Offaly. Good luck!
4th August 2016