Cork syndicate claim €8 million Lotto jackpot

Cork syndicate claim €8 million Lotto jackpot
Delighted staff of Dunnes Stores in Bishopstown, celebrate the news that the shop sold the winning ticket worth €8.3 million last month. Pictured at the store today are: Paula Doocey, Kieran Tuohy, Sales Rep National Lottery, Sonya Murphy, John Parten of Dunnes Stores, Bishopstown. Pic Michael Mac Sweeney

A Lotto syndicate from Cork who took an entire month before collecting their €8.3 million jackpot collected their winning cheque this morning.

The syndicate, who wish to keep their win private, discussed how they recovered from their initial shock of landing one of the biggest Lotto jackpots so far this year by taking some sound professional advice which they hope will help them deal with being Ireland’s latest Lotto winners.

“On the Sunday morning after the draw we all got the same message to say we had won the Lotto. The initial responses in the group were to ask, ‘oh yeah – how much.’ We genuinely thought we had won a couple of euro each and instead, we had landed a jackpot worth over €8 million. We really didn’t believe any of it until we heard on the news that the winning ticket was sold in the locality, it was so just so surreal,” said one of the syndicate members.

The syndicate who purchased their Quick Pick ticket at Dunnes Stores in Bishopstown also spoke of their spending plans after picking up their cheque.

“We met up straight away and decided to carefully take our time and get legal and financial advice to be properly prepared for when our share of the €8 million hit our bank accounts. We’re glad that we took the time to claim the prize because we’ve had four weeks to carefully consider how the money will help us way into the future." 

"We’re obviously not going to lose the run of ourselves but I know those within the group with mortgages and loans will be paying those off first while others are planning nice holidays and new cars. It’s all very exciting and new to us!” they added.

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