Champagne flowed at National Lottery offices yesterday as a syndicate from Donegal collected their €2.9m jackpot prize. The delighted group wish to remain anonymous.
“We can’t believe our luck,” said one of the syndicate members. “We must’ve checked the ticket a thousand times. We were sure we’d missed a number or something but now that we’re sitting here in National Lottery offices, it’s starting to feel real.”
The group have been playing Lotto for a number of years. They said haven’t made any plans for the windfall just yet.
They picked their own numbers and bought their €8 ticket in John Quinn’s, Carrick. It’s the first time the store has sold a National Lottery top prize winning ticket.
This is the 84th Lotto jackpot win for Co. Donegal. Jackpot winners from the county have taken home over €26.1 million in winnings.