Syndicate comes forward to claim €12.9m Lotto jackpot

Syndicate comes forward to claim €12.9m Lotto jackpot

The winners of the €12.9m Lotto jackpot prize from Dublin have finally come forward to claim Wednesday’s Lotto jackpot.

The syndicate contacted National Lottery headquarters on Thursday. It is still unknown whether they intend to make their win public.

Lucky Supervalu

The ticket was sold at a shop in Supervalu in Knocklyon, Co Dublin. It is the second time the store’s owner Ken O’Toole has sold a winning lottery ticket.

Ten years ago, O’Toole was the manager of a Supervalu in Sutton when a customer won €6.5 million. “I’m not a lucky person, I’m a lucky store manager,” he said.

Local winners

Customers who entered the store were greeted with champagne and canapes as they entered. The speculation was that the winners must be local as the supermarket is out of the way of passing trade. “We got the word at 9am from the National Lottery to say we were the store that sold the winning ticket for the big draw,” O’Toole said.

“The word went around the shop. We have our own syndicates here. We’re all about being local so it must be someone local.”

This jackpot is the biggest win of 2017. The winning numbers were: 2, 15, 19, 26, 37, 38 and the bonus number 39.

Another player from Co Laois won €179,034 from the same draw after matching 5 numbers and a bonus prize. The ticket was bought at a Supervalu in Abbeyleix Road in Portlaoise.

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