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Syndicate playing same Lotto numbers for 27 years wins €5.9 million

The group of seven will each take home €842,994.

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A SYNDICATE THAT has been playing the same numbers in the weekly Lotto draw for 27 years has finally seen them come good.

The group of seven have won €5,900,958 between them – giving each an individual share of €842,994.

The winning ticket was bought at Tesco on Ash Road in Mullingar, Co Westmeath on 9 May 2015.

Since the 1980s

Speaking about the win, a member of the group said:

We’ve played the same numbers since Lotto began in 1988 and the most we’d won before was €56. I knew those numbers would do us good one day!

The winning numbers were 2, 5, 13, 17, 32 and 34.

The representative from the group went on to say, “When I checked the ticket, I couldn’t believe it. It still doesn’t feel real for us. We’re delighted.”

Westmeath

The win comes as part of a recent spate of successes in the Westmeath area.

A separate winning ticket for €250,000 was sold in Mullingar on the draw for 20 May.

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In May of last year, Carol Loran and Kevin Geoghegan won €10,651,567 from a ticket that was bought at the same Tesco store where the most recent winning ticket was purchased.

Since 1988 there have been 24 Lotto winners from Westmeath, with €33 million in jackpot prizes paid out. 

Tomorrow night’s Lotto jackpot is an estimated €5 million.

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