A syndicate of 10 supermarket workers from Midelton, “checked out” of National Lottery HQ today with a cool €219,472 Lotto win.
The “Cheque-Out Girls” syndicate - made up of current and former staff of Hurley’s Supervalu in Townspark, Midleton - will bank almost €22,000 each after matching five numbers and the bonus on the St. Patrick’s Day Lotto draw.
The delighted group - aged between 25 and 50 years - bought their winning ticket in the Supervalu where they work.
The syndicate have been playing Lotto together for 12 years and arrived by bus to the National Lottery today with plans for holidays, new kitchens, new bathrooms and even a wedding.
Head of the syndicate, Fiona Stack, spoke about the crazy moment when she and a co-worker, Susan Lehane, realized they had won the morning after the draw.
“It was only myself and Susan in the store along with our manager who had told us that the National Lottery had been in contact to let him know that we had sold a winning ticket,” she said.
“I scanned the ticket and it said we won so I checked the numbers and we had all bar one.
“I screamed at told Susan ‘We’ve won, we’ve won’,” she added.
“She looked at the ticket and we started jumping around the shop shouting.
“It was a fabulous feeling and there was pandemonium in the shop.” The ladies were given the day off work by the store owner John Hurley, who was absolutely thrilled at seeing the syndicate win. He was so happy that he even paid for a bus for the ten to come to Dublin to get their cheque.