Irish lottery pool playing same numbers for 27 years wins €5.9 million

Jun 3, 2015, 11:00 am (7 comments)

Ireland National Lottery

A lottery pool that has been playing the same numbers in the weekly Ireland Lotto draw for 27 years has finally seen them win big.

The group of seven have won €5,900,958 (US$6.6 million) between them — giving each an individual share of €842,994 (US$950,000).

The winning ticket was bought at Tesco on Ash Road in Mullingar, Co Westmeath on May 9th.

Since the 1980s

Speaking about the win, a member of the group said, "We've played the same numbers since Lotto began in 1988 and the most we'd won before was €56. I knew those numbers would do us good one day!"

The winning numbers were 2, 5, 13, 17, 32, and 34.

The representative from the group went on to say, "When I checked the ticket, I couldn't believe it. It still doesn't feel real for us. We're delighted."


The win comes as part of a recent spate of successes in the Westmeath area.

A separate winning ticket for €250,000 was sold in Mullingar on the draw for May 20th.

In May of last year, Carol Loran and Kevin Geoghegan won €10,651,567 from a ticket that was bought at the same Tesco store where the most recent winning ticket was purchased.

Since 1988 there have been 24 Lotto winners from Westmeath, with €33 million in jackpot prizes paid out. 

Tomorrow night's Ireland Lotto jackpot is an estimated €5 million.

All Ireland National Lottery winning numbers are published at Lottery Post's Ireland Lottery Results page soon after each drawing.

Thanks to myturn for the tip.

TheJournal, Lottery Post Staff


ThatScaryChick's avatarThatScaryChick

Congrats to the lucky winners. Playing the same numbers for 27 years is a long time. I'm lucky if I stick with the same number for 2 weeks. LOL

zephbe's avatarzephbe

Persistence pays!  Congrats to the very patient winners :)

mypiemaster's avatarmypiemaster

So how much did they spend over 27yrs?. Kind of putting their money in their little piggy banks. Congrats nonetheless.

RedStang's avatarRedStang

Quote: Originally posted by mypiemaster on Jun 3, 2015

So how much did they spend over 27yrs?. Kind of putting their money in their little piggy banks. Congrats nonetheless.

Their probably even now.

myturn's avatarmyturn

I don't know how much they have spent in the last 27 years, but it must have been a lot less than  €5.9 million.

They would have spent  many thousands perhaps, but it was still a fantastic investment.


Good luck to them all!


I hope they use their win to establish long-term financial security.

Coin Toss's avatarCoin Toss

After buying numerous rounds of Guinness Stout for the group Paddy Muldoon stated that he had vowed if he ever won he was going to take his share and parlay it!


myturn's avatarmyturn

Quote: Originally posted by zephbe on Jun 3, 2015

Persistence pays!  Congrats to the very patient winners :)

Tax free, and the winners can remain anonymous!

That's a win win situation!

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