Fifteen Irish Quarry Workers Win Huge Lotto Prize

Written By Janice Doughtrey

Fifteen Irish workers living in Carlow and working at Dan Morrissey Irl Ltd, a company that is involved in quarrying and concrete production, had bought the winning ticket for Ireland’s biggest ever Lotto prize.

The jackpot prize of a record €18.9 million has rolled over for 16 draws since May 3, 2008. The winning numbers that were drawn on Saturday night were 04, 12, 26, 27, 29 and 37, and the bonus number was 38.

The 15 Irishmen made up of past and present workers at the plant, had bought the winning €32 multi-draw quick pick. This is the second time that a group from the factory has won this jackpot. In 2001, 16 workers from the same plant, won a €256,000 prize in the Lotto. At that time workers won €16,000 each in the draw.

Both the tickets were bought at Hickson’s supermarket in Carlow. The store, is run by three brothers, who had sold 2 winning tickets in 2000 and the late 1980s.

The happy shop owner PK Hickson told a local paper, “The shop has proved to be a lucky place for winners as we have had two winners buying the ticket from our shop. There have been a number of customers coming to the shop asking us about the winner, but we have no idea about his true identity.”

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