A very happy group from North Clare made their way to Lotto headquarters in Dublin yesterday to collect winning of €556,194 from last week’s EuroMillions.
The seven person syndicate are all from the Burren area and have christened themselves “The Rum For Me Syndicate” in honour of their alcoholic drink of choice.
The lucky group, who all live and work in the Lisdoonvarna, Corofin and Doolin areas, have decided to remain anonymous, but two members of the syndicate did pose for the cameras with their winnings yesterday.
The group are aged between 26 to 55 and will each receive just over €79,000 – provided the tax free winnings are split evenly.
The ticket, which matched five numbers and one lucky star, was purchased at the Spar in Ennistymon. The group began playing the EuroMillions just six weeks ago.
“Each week, we won small amounts and today’s winning ticket was bought with the money we’d won the week before,” said one member yesterday.
Another of the winners added: “I’m going to pay for the damage I did to my father’s car this summer.”
A third said: “We’ve 10 kids between us ranging in ages from five to 22, so Christmas shopping will be on the list.

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