Friday the 13th may be unlucky for some but not for the aptly named ‘Lucky 13’ Dublin office syndicate. They descended on National Lottery headquarters during their lunch break on Friday 13th January to claim their €250,000 Lotto Plus 2 prize, from the 04 January draw.
'When we were told we won the Lotto Plus 2 top prize, we went absolutely mad, squealing and screaming down the phone. It was such an amazing feeling’
The group of receptionists and administration staff from a Dublin City business were in buoyant form as they collected their cheques for almost €20,000 each. The delighted syndicate, which consists of 12 women and one man aged between 27 and 54, started playing Lotto together as a group less than two years ago.
Lotto Plus gives players the chance to win €500,000 in Lotto Plus 1, €250,000 in Lotto Plus 2 and entry into the Lotto Plus Raffle, all for just 50c extra per line.
The syndicate leader stated that their Lotto Plus win came just in time to banish the January back-to-work blues, ‘We had come back to work following our Christmas break and sure enough everybody was moaning about being broke after Christmas.’
‘I checked the tickets the morning after the draw and I received a notification which told me to contact National Lottery headquarters. We all huddled around a phone in the office as I made the call. When we were told we won the Lotto Plus top prize, we went absolutely mad, squealing and screaming down the phone. It was such an amazing feeling,’ she said.
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