Irish National Lottery officials have not yet given a statement confirming whether or not the syndicate does indeed hold the winning ticket. On Monday morning, a spokesperson advised that whoever possesses the ticket can verify it by calling lottery officials, and urged them to sign the slip of paper and store it in a safe place.
However, one of the drivers apparently spoke to Sunday World over the weekend, saying “Yeah it was us alright. The syndicate is in Broadstone and there are 22 of us. We haven’t all spoken to each other yet so I’m not even sure how much we will walk away with.” According to a report in the Irish Times, five of the men even turned up to work their split shifts this morning.
If their win is validated, this lucky syndicate will become the ninth Irish EuroMillions jackpot winners since the country joined the game in October 2004, and the second jackpot winners in the country in 2016 alone. Each of the drivers would receive over €1 million each. To find out where Ireland and other participating countries stand on the leaderboard, visit the EuroMillions Winners page.
You could be driving away into the sunset with a EuroMillions win of your very own tomorrow night, as the jackpot has been set at £12 million (€15 million) for Tuesday’s game. Tickets are available online or from authorised retailers right up to 7.30pm BST (8.30pm CEST) on the night, and by Wednesday morning you could be preparing to pick up a giant cheque of your very own. Good luck!