A CORK supermarket is celebrating its second syndicate Lotto win in two months today.
A syndicate which includes three members of staff from Hurley’s SuperValu in Midelton, Co. Cork, collected €62,271 just nine weeks into playing together after their colleagues won €219,472 a few weeks before.
The syndicate - called ‘Shelley’s Ten’ after Michelle, the person who set it up – matched five numbers and the bonus number which includes an additional prize of a holiday voucher worth €20,000.
They bought the ticket in the Supervalu where they work.
Each member of the syndicate will receive more than €6,200 each.
Speaking about the win, head of the syndicate Michelle Smiddy told the Irish Examiner: “It’s just mental. Our manager got the call on Wednesday night to say we had sold the winning ticket so when I heard I thought that could be us.
“The shop staff just cannot believe it.
“We were delighted that the girls won and there was an amazing atmosphere in work for the week they won. I just thought that I want to be in on that so I got 10 people together and started playing from the next draw.
“I never expected to get a big win so early especially as the other Supervalu syndicate were playing for over two years.
“It’s taken us just 18 draws.”
The winning numbers were 5, 10, 14, 22, 25, 31 and the bonus number was 15.