A Navan-based syndicate has won has won €250,000 in the National Lottery's Plus 2 Draw.
There were lots of happy faces at National Lottery offices this afternoon as 'Tierney’s Football Pools Syndicate' collected a big cheque for €250,000. The delighted winners won the prize in the Lotto Plus 2 draw on Saturday night.
Tierney’s Football Pools Syndicate is made up of 21 business people in the town, aged from early thirties to eighties, who are all customers of Joe Tierney’s Newsagents on Trimgate Street. The syndicate have played Lotto together since the game began in 1988. The group was formed from a Club that forecasted the football scores against each other in a weekly competition.
It’s the first big prize the syndicate have won and as luck would have it, they just changed their numbers last September.
“One of the group is a bookmaker and he suggested we change our Lotto numbers to the “ugly numbers” - 17, 23, 29, 30, 33 and 40. So we did, and as luck would have it, that’s what came out of the drum on Saturday night!” said Joe Tierney, owner of Tierney’s Newsagents and syndicate spokesperson.
The syndicate will share the winnings equally, each taking home €11,904.76.
The winning ticket was purchased in Tierney’s Newsagents. The shop has previously sold two Lotto jackpot winning tickets of €2.7 million and €500,000.
Ten members of the 21-strong Tierney’s Football Pools Syndicate are pictured at National Lottery offices today. Pictured left to right are Frank Cahill, Ray Mooney, Jim Finnegan, Jack Kiernan, Joe Tierney, Patrick Gallagher, Tony Crocock' Karl Mooney, Paddy Stapleton, and Colm Curtis.