€24 million? Everything we know about the Dublin Bus lotto winners

The Euromillions jackpot was, once again, won in Ireland this weekend, resulting in 22 VERY happy Dublin Bus workers.

The jackpot of €24 million was won by a syndicate of 22 Dublin bus employees, who are all great friends, on Friday night. 

Here is everything we know so far…

1. The syndicate was made of 22 men that work for Dublin Bus. 

2. Insiders have said that two of the winners recently retired from work, while another two are currently off work on sick-leave. 

3. Dublin Bus Chief Executive Ray Coyne has also congratulated the winners, saying “I am delighted for each and every one of them and their families. It is great to see such a large number of our employees sharing in the win. We wish them all the best.” 

4. None of the jackpot winners have spoken out as of yet, but five of the lucky men turned up to work this morning- FAIR PLAY. 

5. Unbelievably another syndicate based at the bus same depot won more than €4,000 in the same lotto draw. Winners of this walked away with €126 each. 

6. Former Lord Mayor of Dublin, Christy Burke, has also spoken out, sending his well-wishes to the 22 new millionaires.

Mr Burke said “It’s great to see it was workers who have been giving out tickets all their lives that finally got the right one."

7. The jackpot was made up of  €23.8 million, which will give each of the winners each a fortune of €1.08 million.

8. This is not the first time that the jackpot has been won in Ireland. In 2005, Dolores McNamara from Limerick, won a casual €115 million in the competition, making her one of the wealthiest people in Ireland. 

What would you do if you won the lotto?