Leitrim family syndicate come forward to claim Lotto prize worth over €4.2 million

Staff at Baxter’s Centra store in Mohill, Co. Leitrim celebrate after their store sold a Lotto jackpot winning ticket worth over €4.2 million in August. Pic: Paul Molloy / Mac Innes Photography

Houses, cars and a family holiday to Australia on the shopping list as family celebrate life-changing win

It was a Monday that one Leitrim family will never forget after they kick-started their week in style by claiming a truly life-changing Lotto prize worth €4,257,050.

The jubilant family travelled to Lotto HQ over three weeks after they matched all six numbers in the draw on Wednesday 9th August to become the 9th Lotto jackpot winners of 2023. The winning ticket was purchased at Baxter’s Centra store in the centre of Mohill town in Co. Leitrim.

“We’re just glad to hand over the all-important ticket after minding it and keeping it safe for over three weeks. It’s been incredibly stressful,” laughed the leader of the winning family syndicate.

The syndicate lead discussed how they found that they had hit the jackpot straight after the draw, but they didn’t tell their fellow syndicate members for another two days!

“It really has been an absolutely mad couple of weeks since the draw. I was sat at home on that Wednesday night, and I checked the ticket on my phone straight after the draw. I just couldn’t believe it when that message came up on my phone. I was in a complete state of shock. I didn’t tell any of the rest of the family for another two days and I literally only told them when we started seeing the celebrations in Baxter’s shop in Mohill,” they said.

Plans to spend their winnings have been top of the agenda for the past number of weeks but the Leitrim syndicate said that they would be sensible with their new found fortune

“Well, we’ve had over three weeks to get our heads around the win and plan for our winnings. We do have some spending plans in place, but we won’t be losing the run of ourselves! There will be mortgages paid off and houses bought for sure. They’re the big-ticket items. I think we are all planning to upgrade our cars and we are also in the process of booking a big family holiday to Australia shortly to visit some of our family there. Honestly, this is a magical experience and it’s even nice to be enjoying the win with all of our family,” they added.