Family syndicate from Dublin collects €10.2m Lotto jackpot

Group who are keeping their win private bought ticket in Spar on O’Connell Street

The winners waited several weeks to claim their massive prize

The winners waited several weeks to claim their massive prize

 

A large family syndicate from Dublin have collected the Lotto jackpot cheque for €10.2 million at National Lottery HQ on Friday.

The family, who are keeping their win private, purchased the lucky ticket in Spar at 63-65 O’Connell Street in Dublin’s city centre for the Lotto draw on Saturday, February 23rd.

The winners waited several weeks to claim their massive prize.

A spokesperson for the winning syndicate declared: “This is a fantastic day for our family. We are thrilled at this win and at the fact that it can be shared amongst us all. It will be life-changing.”

The spokesperson, who purchased the ticket on behalf of the group, described how she discovered they were onto a big win. “I watched the Lotto draw live on the Saturday night and wrote down the winning numbers.

“On Sunday morning I got the ticket and checked the numbers. I couldn’t believe it, so I double checked on teletext. I still wasn’t convinced so I rang one of the family and got them to check the numbers. We were all numb!”

She added: “We want this to change our lives in a positive way. We have no major plans for the winnings yet but we will have a quiet family celebration and will plan a break away together.”