€10.6m Lotto winners remain anonymous
A Tipperary family who have been "playing the Lotto for years" have emerged as the winners of this week's €10.6 million jackpot.
The syndicate of family members, who wish to remain anonymous, bought a €6 Quick Pick ticket in Scanlon's Newsagents on Liberty Square in Thurles. The massive jackpot had been rolling over since December 19th.
Earlier it was rumoured that Tipperary county hurler Lar Corbett had won it, but he took to Twitter to end the rumour: "I would like to put a stop to all the stories about the €10.6 million it is not TRUE."
The owner of Scanlon's Newsagents, Vincent Scanlon, told RTÉ that he had no idea who had bought the winning ticket.
"There were two of us working that day so it could be either one of us who sold the ticket," he said. "This guy or lady is probably sitting scared somewhere. I would be, I know."
Whether they come forward was a very personal thing. "Some people can handle that publicity, others would find it so life-changing that they might not be able to cope with it."
The largest Lotto jackpot was €18,963,441, won during 2008 by a syndicate of 16. The second largest was €16,717,717, in 2010.