A syndicate of siblings have collected a cheque for €2,307,937 at the National Lottery Headquarters in Dublin.
The group of brothers and sisters, who wish to remain private, bought their Quick Pick selection tickets at Dunnes Stores on Georges Street in Dublin City late on Saturday 10 September.
The group won a share of the €4.6m Lotto Jackpot when two ticketholders matched the first six numbers out of the drum.
The second winners, a family syndicate from Westmeath, already collected their winnings on 21 September.
Speaking from the National Lottery winners’ room, a spokeswoman for the group spoke of their disbelief at their massive win: “We only checked our tickets after we heard about the other winning family syndicate from Westmeath and we realised there was another winning ticket from Dublin. Since we checked our numbers, we haven’t had any sleep with the excitement.”
While their jackpot win could have been doubled had it not have for another winning ticket, the overjoyed siblings were more than happy to share in their good fortune: “One of the first things we discussed as a group is how we are all genuinely delighted that we have shared this jackpot with another family.
"It’s such a nice amount to win and it’s lovely to think that a large Lotto jackpot can be shared between two family syndicates and we would like to wish them all the best of luck,” she added.
On their plans for their big win, the syndicate spokeswoman said: ‘I think we would be an incredibly sensible bunch so we will get the cheque into the bank and take some time out to think about our win.
“The first big thing we want to do is to treat the whole family to a holiday in the Caribbean after Christmas so we can celebrate properly.
“We will obviously be looking after our Mam and Dad, it is a happy family occasion and we plan to enjoy it for a long time.”