July 14, 2017, 4:12 p.m.
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THE WINNERS OF last Friday’s Euromillions jackpot of €28,975,630 claimed their winnings today.The syndicate, from the west of Ireland, opted not to go public with the win. The winning ticket was bought from Umesh Kumar’s Garryduff XL Store on Pound Road in Castlebar last Friday 6 July.A spokesperson for the syndicate said that the win was a “huge shock” but they are all “thrilled”.They said: “This will certainly make life easier for us all and will secure our futures.”The group found out on Saturday, when one of the members checked the numbers. The news quickly spread to the other members of the group.“It has been a roller coaster week,” the spokesperson said, “with lots of butterflies in our stomachs and lots of different emotions.The syndicate has scooped the 11th Euromillions jackpot to be won in Ireland since 2004. It is also the second time a winning Euromillions ticket was bought in Castlebar.National Lottery chief executive Dermot Griffin said: “It is important these winners take the time and space to let the news sink in.