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Nice one: 17 nurses from Wexford General Hospital win €2.8 million Lotto jackpot

As early Christmas presents go, this is a good one.

AS EARLY CHRISTMAS presents go, this one was a good one.

Seventeen nurses from Wexford General Hospital have shared a Lotto jackpot of €2.8 million between them, picking up their cheque at the National Lottery offices in Dublin this morning.

Each of the women in the syndicate will take home €170,394, just eight days before Christmas.

The syndicate has been running for sixteen years and was formed by a group of nurses in the coronary care unit at the hospital. Over the course of sixteen years, eleven of the group retired while six still work at the hospital spread across various departments.

One of the nurses, Johanna Mary Doyle, was watching the draw with her husband last Wednesday.

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“My husband always writes the numbers down and then passes them to me,” she said today.

I saw the first three numbers were ours, and then the next three. I thought he was playing a joke, I couldn’t believe it.

The reaction was similar from the other members of the group.

I started calling the girls. ‘You’re codding me, you’re pulling my leg,’ they were saying. I was up to three in the morning that night.

The €64 winning ticket was purchased in Enniscorthy in Wexford.

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