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

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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."

Westmeath

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

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ThatScaryChick's avatar - x1MqPuM
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Posted: June 3, 2015, 11:21 am - IP Logged

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

"No one remembers the person who almost climbed the mountain, only the person who eventually gets to the top."

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    Posted: June 3, 2015, 11:25 am - IP Logged

    Persistence pays!  Congrats to the very patient winners :)

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      Posted: June 3, 2015, 1:45 pm - IP Logged

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

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        Posted: June 3, 2015, 2:18 pm - IP Logged

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

        Their probably even now.

          Bondi Junction
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          Posted: June 3, 2015, 7:16 pm - IP Logged

          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.

          We all get a lot out of lotteries!

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            Posted: June 4, 2015, 10:52 pm - IP Logged

            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!

            Scared

            Those who run the lotteries love it when players look for consistency in something that's designed not to have any.

            Lep

            There is one and only one 'proven' system, and that is to book the action. No matter the game, let the players pick their own losers.

              Bondi Junction
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              Posted: June 5, 2015, 10:33 pm - IP Logged

              Persistence pays!  Congrats to the very patient winners :)

              Tax free, and the winners can remain anonymous!

              That's a win win situation!

              We all get a lot out of lotteries!