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A group of Aston Villa football club fans have been lucky enough to win a £1 million fortune in the EuroMillions Millionaire Raffle. The team of 11 avid supporters shared the £1 million prize between them, taking home an impressive £90,909 each.

All aged between 21 and 25, the friends from Sutton Coldfield and Streetly have known each other since their schools days, and have been playing 11 lines between them for each Tuesday and Friday EuroMillions draw since September 2013. Buying their tickets online, syndicate leader Simon Ashcroft said that he received a text message the day after their lucky draw stating that they had won a prize in the draw on Friday, 31st January.

Simon said that he didn’t expect to have won such a fortune, stating that they have often won small lottery prizes ranging from a few pounds up to a couple of hundred, but said that he couldn’t believe his eyes when he went into his online lottery account to see that they had won £1 million.

After coming forward to claim their EuroMillions prize, the syndicate, who have named themselves ‘Bigger Than Normal Peeps’, which is an in-joke amongst the friends, were treating themselves to a champagne reception and celebration next to the pitch at Villa Park, the home of their beloved football team.

The group now have a big decision to make about what they will do with their shares of the lottery winnings, and Simon said that they will all be spending time to think wisely about their investments, as well as taking the chance to help out family and friends and travel.

They are also hoping that their EuroMillions lottery win will secure themselves a luxury box at Villa Park, so that they can continue to watch their team, but with added comfort!

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