Dublin syndicate expected to share €175.4m lottery jackpot with 49 family members
Members of the extended Sheridan and Rogers family collect massive payout
Les Reilly, owner celebrates with his niece Carly Reilly Flynn, at the Reilly’s Daybreak shop, Naul, Co Dublin. File photograph: Collins
Members of the north Co Dublin family syndicate who won the €175.4 million EuroMillions jackpot have collected their winnings.
The Naul family syndicate opted not to make the collection of their mammoth winnings public unlike some winners in the past.
They were presented with their cheque at National Lottery headquarters in Dublin on Thursday.
There are a reported 49 members of the extended Rogers and Sheridan family including six sisters who will share the winnings meaning that children and grandchildren will get €3 million each.
Syndicate spokesperson, Gerry Brown, said the family are now looking forward to getting on with their lives after what has been an exciting week.
He said: “This is life-changing for all of the family and we are absolutely thrilled. We have spent the last week getting independent legal and financial advice, and our win is slowly sinking in. We are a very close family and this is a dream come true for us. We want this win to change our lives in a positive way.”
The golden ticket was sold at Reilly’s Daybreak in Naul and the syndicate realised their good fortune when the ticket was checked on the night of the draw.
“I am absolutely thrilled for the family and it was a pleasure meeting them in National Lottery HQ and to share their excitement and joy,” he said.
“Happy days like this is part of what playing National Lottery games is all about. This has been a historic few weeks for us with our biggest ever jackpot payout.”