Two Derry winners were amongst the lucky 13 in a work place lotto syndicate that won 4.8million in the Irish lotto on Wednesday night.
Liam Bradley and Anna McKinney from the city were amongst the lucky bunch.
There were celebrations right across Inishowen yesterday as news began to emerge of the windfall, won by a syndicate working in ‘Forward Emphasis’ in Malin Head. Each of the group will receive a share of 375,000 euro from Wednesday’s jackpot totalling €4,871,046.
After meeting for breakfast in Carndonagh yesterday morning, most of the Insurance Services team, went back to work in the afternoon.
One of the syndicate, Maria Doherty, only started working for the company this week, while Kelly McCarron is currently on maternity leave.
Another, Claire McElhinney, was on holiday in Tenerife when she found out about the win and was due to fly home to all the excitement yesterday.
The winning ticket was bought in Cullen’s Shop, Cockhill, who told the ‘Journal’ they were “delighted” for the syndicate. Owner Cathal Cullen said he hoped the win would be a good omen for Donegal ahead of this Sunday’. One winner, Amanda McFadden, said the win was just beginning to sink in and revealed she thought it was “a joke” when she first heard. Forward Emphasis is a specialist customer service centre employing 250 people in Malin Head. CEO, Fiona Burns said: “We are all so thrilled with this fantastic news and it will certainly be something that is not forgotten for a long time.”