A picture of the ticket was published alongside the message, with “The Paddocks syndicate” written in pen at the top and bearing two EuroMillions lines for this Friday, which will also be entered into the EuroMillions Plus draw. Irish EuroMillions players pay an additional €1 per line to give their five main numbers another chance to win up to €500,000 in the separate Plus draw.
The EuroMillions jackpot has been rolling since a UK player picked up £51.8 million (€65 million) on Tuesday 12th April. They became the 58th UK jackpot winner since the game began in 2004, leaving the nation joint third in the rankings of successful EuroMillions nations with Portugal and behind France and Spain in first and second place respectively. Ireland has produced eight top prize winners, the most recent of which came on Friday 29th January 2016, when the lucky player from the Emerald Isle shared a £100.7 million (€132.3 million) prize pool with a French ticket holder.
At the time of writing The Paddocks’ post had attracted 28 retweets, entitling each member of the syndicate to a £1.7 million (€2.2 million) share, presuming the ticket holder would also take a share as the 29th member. EuroMillions players are advised to enter into a formal, written and signed agreement if they are considering creating a lottery syndicate. A syndicate manager should be appointed to ensure ticket payments are made, entries are bought and prizes distributed fairly.
You can buy EuroMillions tickets online and from authorised retailers in any of the participating countries.