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Ireland's €88m Euromillions jackpot will be shared by syndicate

The money will be shared by a group.

Update: It has since emerged that the syndicate was in fact based in Dublin and we have updated our article to reflect this.

IRELAND’S NEWEST EUROMILLIONS winning ticket was bought by a work syndicate in Dublin.

The National Lottery confirmed that the winners had been in touch but, at the time, did not provide any further details about where the ticket was sold.

The winning syndicate was the only winner of the mammoth jackpot and it represents the third Irish Euromillions win in the past year.

Speaking this afternoon on The Ray D’Arcy Show on RTÉ One, National Lottery CEO Dermot Griffin said they’ve heard from the winner but explained that they may have to wait until next week to receive the funds.

“They have been in touch to make arrangements to collect the money,” Griffin said.

Because it is such a large amount, the amounts have to be collected from each of the other countries, there’s eight other countries in Euromillions. That has to go through the banking system, so the funds will be available next week.

This jackpot win is the tenth ever for Ireland since the Euromillions began in 2004 and is the third largest ever win ever in Ireland.

The biggest win remains the €115 million scoop for Dolores McNamara in 2005 followed by the €94 million win in Beaumont in Dublin in 2013.

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