BREAKING NEWS: Winning €17M EUROMILLIONS jackpot won in Tipperary

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BREAKING NEWS: Winning €17M EUROMILLIONS jackpot won in Tipperary

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Reports are coming in that the winning €17 million Euromillions ticket was won in Thurles.

While National Lottery headquarters have yet to confirm where the winning ticket was sold, reports are circulating that the winners were part of a 32 person syndicate from Stakelums Home and Hardware Thurles. 

The winning numbers are 9, 15, 22, 39 and 46. The Lucky Stars are 4 and 5.

A spokesperson from the syndicate is believed to have made contact with lotto officials this morning. 

UPDATED: The home and hardware store employs 70 people in total, while the syndicate is understood to be made up of both former and current staff.

Speaking about the win this morning, Joe Connolly told the Tipperary Star that the syndicate has been running in the store for more than 20 years, adding that one of the winners only joined the syndicate within the last six months. 

However while staff were indeed delighted to have won, Mr Connolly told the Tipp Star that celebrations were "tempered" following the news that a syndicate member's father had passed away on Tuesday evening.

"Everyone is very happy to have won but out of respect to our colleague celebrations are being tempered. Some of our staff found out this morning as they came into work they had won and we also have staff out on holidays so we are in the process of contacting them as well," he said.

"It's super news for the town because there are 32 families going to benefit. Some of the syndicate have been members for over 40 years, some are ex-staff who remained in the lotto and some lads are in their 20's so it will benefit a hole cross section of the town," he said.

In October 2017, Easons Thurles sold a mammoth €7.5 million Lotto Jackpot ticket which was won by a group of Tipperary pals. One of the syndicate members revealed when they claimed their prize she was so stunned she hid the winning ticket in a book for several days without telling anyone.