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A syndicate of school dinnerladies went two weeks without knowing they’d scooped £100,000 on the April 11th EuroMillions draw.How quickly do you check your lottery tickets? Do you watch the draw and tick the numbers off hoping you’re a jackpot winner? Well a syndicate of school dinnerladies in Retford, Nottinghamshire went two weeks before being told they had won £100,000 on the April 11thEuroMillions draw.The syndicate have been playing the lottery for 12 years, but only had the occasional £10 win in the past. Those previous wins have been totally overshadowed by this massive win which means each member will walk away with just over £11,000. The winning ticket was purchased at their local Asda store in Refton, and they managed to match five numbers and one lucky star.The syndicate goes under the name ‘The Ranby Revellers’ and amazingly their leader, Irene Grant, 71, of Tuxford, actually went two weeks without checking the results of the April 11th draw. When she did though it was a moment she’ll never forget. “When the lady at Wilkinson’s checked my first ticket she said we’d won £3, but when she looked at the second one lights started flashing and music began playing!” said the lucky winner.Despite being told to contact Camelot immediately, Ms Grant couldn’t wait to get to work and let her canteen colleagues - Paula Pearson, Sue Crowhurst, Helen Bacon, Sue Stevenson, Lucy Heald, Jean Boyes, Pat Scott and Lindsay Poxon - who all live in Retford – know the great news.Only two other members of the syndicate were there at the time, but by the following day the news had got around and Irene says “everybody was whistling together while we worked.”The winners are already planning a trip to London together, but the 250-pupil independent school where they work need not worry about holding a series of job interviews for new staff. The Ranby Revellers fully intend to continue serving up dinners at the school for the foreseeable future. They also plan to use the money to help their children and grandchildren.It’s easy to buy your EuroMillions ticket online at