Rum to flow in North Clare after half a million lotto won

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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Andrew has been working in the media in the West of Ireland for more than a decade. During that time he has been shortlisted for many national journalism awards, served as a judge for the Choice Music Prize in 2008 and was part of the nominating panel for the Meteor Ireland Music Awards from 2008 to 2011. He holds an MA in Journalism and Public Relation and a BA in English, Sociology and Politics. He is currently working on his debut novel. A selection of his writings, including a number of short stories can be viewed on Where The Rain Falls at Follow Andrew on twitter: @Andrew_CPeople Contact Andrew on [email protected]


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