EuroMillions jackpot winning family that scooped £150m to split prize 49 ways

The syndicate who scooped a €175million (£150m) Lotto fortune have decided to split it 49 ways.

The generosity of the nine members means their children, grandkids and extended family could each pocket around €3.5m (£3m).

The Rogers family, originally from the Co Dublin, gathered last night in a pub in Co Meath, to celebrate their EuroMillions windfall – the largest sum ever won in Ireland.

It is understood the family will make an announcement today.

A friend told the Irish Mirror: “It’s very generous of them but they decided with such a massive sum of money it was the right thing to do.

“As it stood each member of the syndicate would have got close to €20m (£17m) each, which they thought was far too much for one person, so they decided to spread it around.

“Even as it stands everybody will now get over €3m (£2.5m), which is as much as an ordinary Irish Lotto jackpot, so I think there’s going to be a lot of happy people today.”

It is understood one member of the family is going to release a statement on behalf of the syndicate this afternoon.

The Rogers were able to pick up their cash from yesterday after the money poured into Lotto HQ in Dublin.

The jackpot was so big it took a week for all the money to be collected from eight other participating countries.

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