The retirement group from County Mayo calls themselves “Young at Heart” and told the Irish Examiner that they formed the syndicate in January 2015. Their numbers finally came up in October 2022 fuelling widespread excitement.

Syndicate spokesman Michael Cosgrave said: “Ah, we were all so excited when we found out. Anne Kelly rang me and said, Woah we’ve won a big one! We’re so happy to be sharing this prize with each other rather than one individual winning it on their own. It means so much more to us as a group to experience this joy together”.