The union of employees at a health care plant in Mayo took home a health windfall of €595,521 in Lotto on Saturday night.
It works collectively – 47 total – at the Baxter Healthcare plant in Castlebar.
The festivities so far have mostly centered on the village of Turlough, four miles from Castlebar, where the winning Quickpick was purchased at the local XL store.
The big win was confirmed by locals, and the festivities began at the Turlough Inn pub around 10:30 p.m. on Saturday when news broke of a bonanza as there was a local man’s 80th birthday celebration.
“The news of the big win definitely added flavor to the night,” said one of the people in attendance.
« The whole village is bustling with life, and everyone is very pleased, » he added.
Syndicate members in the region will collect 12,000 euros each, not a life-changing amount, but still a significant amount.
It’s going to make life a little easier for the participants, » said Michael Barrett, who runs Turlough XL with his wife, Atrakta.
Turlough’s Quickpick pick received the Match 5 Plus Bonus guild award in Saturday night’s draw.
A second Quickpick cart, purchased elsewhere in the Republic, earned a similar amount.
There was no record jackpot winner of €19,060,800.
This is the Turlough XL’s first big Pluto win, although it has picked up a number of smaller lottery prizes over the years.
Attracta Barrett said: “This is very great news. We are happy. I wish the winner more luck and good health in the future.”
Shopkeepers will gain nothing from local windfalls because winning was not a jackpot.
Union members said they are looking forward to traveling to the National Lottery headquarters in Dublin later in the week to collect the check.
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