An ecstatic group of Galway work colleagues embarked on an amazing top-secret mission to Dublin earlier today as they quietly collected a ‘truly life-changing’ EuroMillions prize worth €1 million from National Lottery headquarters.
The group of Galway workers has managed to keep the big win a secret since Saturday morning when the good news filtered through.
The syndicate leader called each member of the group to tell them that they had just won €1,005,000 on the ‘Ireland Only Raffle’ with a Quick Pick ticket purchased at the Spar Store in the Ballybrit Technology Park in Co. Galway.
The leader of the syndicate said that the last week has been very exciting trying to keep the news secret.
“We have been in work all week whispering to each other like school children. Absolutely nobody in work knows that we have won a million euros between us.
“It’s a perfect amount for us to share and we decided to keep the win secret and didn’t want any fuss in work,” they said.
The syndicate described their individual prize share as ‘truly life-changing’ and plans have already been made to clear mortgages and splash out on holidays and new cars:
“The first I heard about the win was Saturday morning. We never expected that it could have been us. Once I checked the ticket I started ringing each member of the syndicate and their reaction was a mixture of pure shock and elation. It’s a nice feeling having to ring people to tell them that they’ve just won a large sum of money.
“We’re eager to get the cheque in the bank and distribute the money. The group have varying plans for spending their share including paying off mortgages and loans, planning holidays and getting new cars.
“The best part of this win is that so many families will benefit from this prize, it’s just magical,” they added.