Champagne corks were popping at National Lottery headquarters today as a group of 20 teachers and staff from Coláiste Na Sionna in Banagher, Co. Offaly collected a cheque for €65,861 after they matched 5 and the bonus prize for the Lotto draw on 09 July 2016.
The winning Normal Play, multi-draw Lotto ticket was sold at the Garrycastle Spar in Garrycastle, Athlone Co. Westmeath on 15 June.
The 35 strong group includes teachers, school staff and former colleagues who have retired but have continued contributing to the syndicate.
Speaking from the National Lottery winner’s room, syndicate leader, Kevin Jordan spoke of his excitement when hearing about their win, ‘The day after the draw, my wife informed me that our local shop in Garrycastle had sold a large winning ticket. I had purchased a multi draw ticket for the syndicate for the duration of the summer so I went into the shop to scan the ticket. There was great excitement in the store when the shopkeeper scanned my ticket and my phone hasn’t stopped hopping since,’ he grinned.
‘I am delighted for all of the members of the syndicate who will each get a financial boost over the summer. I have already got them all to pay up for the next couple of months so nobody is leaving the syndicate just yet,’ he added.
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