€66m Lotto syndicate stays secret
A group of Irish friends who won €66m (£51m) on the EuroMillions lottery are to keep their identities secret.
The syndicate collected their massive prize in Dublin - the fourth highest payout for the draw in Ireland - after almost two weeks of speculation over who they are and where they are from.
The group won after buying a €15 Quick Pick ticket on Wednesday, January 27 for the draw the next Friday, sharing the €132m jackpot with someone in France.
The man who bought the ticket said they wanted to remain anonymous. "This is, by any standards, enormous good fortune," he added. "We are completely dumbstruck to have won this fantastic prize. It's a life-changing amount of money, and we realise how lucky we are to share in a EuroMillions jackpot of this size."
The win ranks as the fourth highest EuroMillions jackpot to be picked up in Ireland, after €115m by Dolores McNamara in Limerick in August, €94m by someone who bought a ticket in north Dublin and €87m by a syndicate who bought a ticket in Ballybrack, Dublin.