The man and 12 of his colleagues scooped a prize of €500,000 in a Lotto syndicate and a cool €42,000 each
ONE of the winners of a Lotto syndicate was on holidays when he was contacted by workmates asking him to come back to the office to sign the winning ticket.
And he was convinced it was an elaborate prank to get him back into work.
However, it was the real deal. The man, and 11 of his Dublin co-workers washed away the Monday blues with some champagne after they scooped almost €42,000 each today.
The aptly named Rat-Pack spent the afternoon in the National Lottery winners’ room collecting their Lotto plus top prize of €500,000 from Saturday 12th August.
The work colleagues, who work for a Dublin city business are aged between 28 and 70 years of age, revealed that the syndicate had been going on for 30 years.
“Luckily our boss was in the syndicate so he gave us all a half day,” the syndicate leader laughed.
“The office syndicate has been on-going for almost 30 years but we have never won anything as big as this before.”
The syndicate leader also revealed that the team had had a tough time trying to convince their workmate they had actually won the prize.
“We had a tough task on Thursday morning trying to convince the other lads that we had won the half million euro prize.
“One member of the group in particular was on holidays and we rang him to tell him to get into the office to sign a winning Lotto ticket. He was convinced it was just an elaborate prank to get him back into work!” the syndicate leader revealed.
When asked what the groups plans were for the substantial win, the group syndicate spokesperson said:
“It’s truly a fantastic amount to win and share together as a syndicate. Everybody has discussed their own plans for the money whether it is looking after family, house deposits, cars or holidays.
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We’re going to put some money aside for all of our colleagues in work so that they can celebrate properly with us.”
Fancy sharing that winning feeling? Tuesday’s Lotto Jackpot will reach a whopping €9 million.