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Thursday 21 September 2017

'Shocked' jackpot winners claim €29m

Umesh Kumar, owner of Garyduff Stores, celebrates
Umesh Kumar, owner of Garyduff Stores, celebrates

Members of a syndicate from the west of Ireland have collected their €29m EuroMillions jackpot prize.

The group, who wish to remain anonymous, travelled to Dublin to claim their winnings yesterday.

A spokesperson for the group said news of their win on last Friday's draw is slowly sinking in.

They only realised their win on Saturday, when one of the syndicate checked the numbers.

"This has come as a huge shock but we are thrilled. This will certainly make life easier for us all and will secure our futures," said the spokesperson.

Emotions

"It has been a roller-coaster week with lots of butterflies in our stomachs and lots of different emotions.

"But we are keeping level heads and will try to take it all in, and we will give it time before we decide what to do with our winnings."

The winning ticket was bought at the Garryduff XL Store on Pound Road, Castlebar, Co Mayo, on July 6.

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