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Big winners: Family collects a cool €2.3 million from Lotto headquarters

The lucky family won the prize in the Lotto draw on Saturday 10 September 2016.

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A FAMILY SYNDICATE from Westmeath collected their winnings of  €2,307,937 at National Lottery offices in Dublin today.

The lucky family won the prize in the Lotto draw on Saturday 10 September 2016.

The winners, who wish to remain private, bought their tickets in the Topaz Service Station on the Ballymahon Road in Athlone, Co Westmeath.

“I was buying petrol at the Topaz and decided to do a Quick Pick for that night’s Lotto draw,” said a woman speaking for the group.

“I wouldn’t be a regular player, I’d play the odd time.

The next evening I was online and saw the news that a Quick Pick sold in the Topaz in Athlone won the jackpot. I thought, hang-on I bought a Quick Pick there!
I checked the first line – nothing and the second line – nothing. But then the third – there were all the winning numbers!  I couldn’t believe it!”

The woman’s lucky family will now all get a piece of the pie after she decided to share her winnings.

We’re buying a house so this couldn’t have happened at a better time.  We’ll not need that mortgage now!

Over €45 million in Lotto jackpot and top prizes has been won by Westmeath ticket holders alone.

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Cormac Fitzgerald

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