Dublin Workmates Keep Big EuroMillions Win Secret
Last Updated: Monday 20th August 2018, 14:00 pm
The 11 members of a work syndicate from Dublin have revealed that none of their colleagues know anything about a big EuroMillions win they snapped up last month. The lucky group popped out during their lunch break on Friday to claim the €278,540 prize, and they are determined to keep the news secret.
The syndicate matched five main numbers and one Lucky Star in the EuroMillions draw on Tuesday 31st July. They played online so they were notified via email that they had won, but they had not anticipated that it would be so much.
“We all work on the same team and have been running our syndicate for over a year,” said the syndicate spokeswoman. “Recently we transferred to online play because we found it really handy to manage. When I got the email saying we had won a prize I didn’t check it for several hours as I presumed it was a small win. I couldn’t speak for 10 minutes when I checked and saw we had won this big amount.”
Each member of the syndicate is now over €25,000 richer, and many of them are already busy making travel plans as they consider how to use the money. They just hope that nobody else in the large company will find out about their success.
“We all decided to keep this between ourselves and share just with close family and friends,” said the spokeswoman. “Holidays are top of the list for many in the syndicate. It’s a lovely amount of money to win. It will change our lives in a nice way.”
Why Online Syndicates Are So Handy
Playing in a syndicate is a popular option for many EuroMillions fans because it helps to increase your chances of winning. When you team up with others, you can purchase multiple lines and just split the cost between everyone in the group. If you go it alone, the only way to increase your odds is to buy those extra tickets for yourself.
There are also lots of advantages to playing online, as you will be notified automatically if you win a prize and smaller amounts will be paid straight into your account. You don’t even need to recruit friends or co-workers to play with you, as you can just join up with other online players in a syndicate and select how many shares you would like.
EuroMillions Jackpot Surges To €110 Million
Whether you play in an online syndicate or prefer to buy tickets from authorised retailers, the next EuroMillions draw on Tuesday night will offer a jackpot that’s too good to ignore after climbing to €110 million.
The top prize has been rising since Friday 13th July and has not been higher since April, making it the perfect time to take part. Go to the EuroMillions Results page to find out the latest winning numbers as soon as they are announced on Tuesday night.