Luck be a lady for a Dublin work syndicate, aptly named the ‘Rat-Pack’ who spent their Monday afternoon in the National Lottery winners’ room sipping champagne as they collected their Lotto Plus 1 top prize of €500,000 from Saturday 12th August.
The 12 lucky work colleagues from a Dublin City business who are aged between 28 and 70 years of age were in flying form as they each collected almost €42,000 each. ‘The Rat Pack syndicate’ which has been playing Lotto for almost 30 years purchased their winning normal play ticket at the Tesco supermarket in Rathmines on Wednesday 9th August.
“Luckily our boss was in the syndicate so he gave us all a half day,” laughed the syndicate leader.
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 office syndicate has been on-going for almost 30 years but we have never won anything as big as this before. 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 the office!” he added.
Discussing their plans for the win, the syndicate leader 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. We’re going to put some money aside for all of our colleagues in work so that they can celebrate properly with us.”
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