East Cork syndicate shares €29k EuroMillions win

East Cork syndicate shares €29k EuroMillions win

Christmas bonuses came early for 37 people in Whitegate, Co Cork after a local syndicate claimed their EuroMillions prize of €29,526, which was won almost two months ago.

The syndicate is made up of friends from the village of Whitegate ranging in age from their 30s to 70s.

The syndicate timed the collection to get their hands on their winnings until now as it was a multiplay and to get the documentation together.

The group matched five numbers in the EuroMillions draw on Tuesday, September 19.

The sum of €29,526 will be split 37 ways, meaning that every member of the syndicate will get exactly €798 – a nice amount to get as the festive period draws ever closer.

East Cork syndicate shares €29k EuroMillions win

The syndicate bought their ticket in the Texaco service station on the Cork Road in Midleton, Co Cork.

The unenviable task of collecting the papers and signatures for all 37 members of the Whitegate Syndicate fell to Jimmy Morgan.

"It’s not easy to get 37 people in the one place at the one time so I’ve been ticking away at getting everyone’s forms filled in and signed but it is definitely well worth the effort," he said.

"We are thrilled with the win – we’ve never won anything big before so this is a nice prize to get before Christmas time."

He also said the other 36 members of the syndicate didn’t mind waiting all this time to get their hands on their share of the cash.

"It has worked out really well that we waited a few weeks for the winnings as myself and the gang now have a nice extra little bonus in time for Christmas."


More in this Section

McHugh indicates summer schooling on way for students who need extra supportMcHugh indicates summer schooling on way for students who need extra support

Report highlights some gardaí reluctant to arrest domestic abusersReport highlights some gardaí reluctant to arrest domestic abusers

Crunch government formation talks to continue over weekendCrunch government formation talks to continue over weekend

Independent TDs may hold the key to government formationIndependent TDs may hold the key to government formation


Lifestyle

Eve Kelliher consults a Munster designer to find out what our future residences, offices and businesses will look likeHow pandemic life is transforming homes and workplaces

Nidge and co return for a repeat of a series that gripped the nation over its five seasons.Friday's TV Highlights: Love/Hate returns while Springwatch looks at rewilding

A family expert at the charity Action for Children advises how parents can maintain contact with kids after separation if there’s an access problem.My ex won’t let me see my child because I haven’t paid maintenance during lockdown. What can I do?

THREE years ago, when radio presenter Daniella Moyles announced that she was quitting, few could have guessed from her upbeat Instagram post the inner turmoil she’d been enduring.Daniella Moyles on how she beat anxiety

More From The Irish Examiner