A syndicate of 12 work colleagues from Slough in Berkshire, England, are celebrating after they won £158,759.50 in the February 6 EuroMillions draw.
The EuroMillions winning syndicate work for the VAR Logicalis office in Slough. Their ticket was able to match the five main numbers in the February 6 EuroMillions draw and one of the Lucky Stars. The numbers drawn out were 08-17-28-34-38 and the two Lucky Stars 06 and 12.
The EuroMillions syndicate administrator, Pauline, said they have been trying their luck on lotteries for the past two years. In Ireland, the Lovely Ladies syndicate won a €500,000 EuroMillions Plus windfall in their first draw.
The Slough syndicate have had some smaller wins in the past and when that happens, she shouts out the winning amount in their open-plan office. That usually leads to some friendly banter, particularly when their win is only £2.70. She joked, “When I announced this win, the banter was a little bit more animated.” That’s just like when a syndicate leader told the other members about their $1m win playing the New Zealand Powerball draw.
Pauline had come into work early the day after the EuroMillions draw. While checking her emails, she noticed one from Camelot telling her their EuroMillions ticket had been a winner. Expecting it to be another £2.70, she logged into their account and couldn’t believe her eyes when finding out they had won £158,759.50.
She began to spread the news of their EuroMillions win with one syndicate member coming in even though it was her day off. Each member of the EuroMillions winning syndicate will receive £13,229.95 The syndicate leader plans to get a new front door with her winnings and some presents for her two children.
Other syndicate members are planning trips to Dubai and Las Vegas. Paula Barraclough and Lorraine Smith, from England went on holiday to Las Vegas thanks to their £15m UK Lotto win. In Scotland, Jim Forbes headed off to Hawaii and New York after his £665,000 EuroMillions windfall.
One syndicate member wants to make a deposit for their first home, just like a young couple from Tallaght in Dublin, Ireland, were able to do after winning €500,000 on a National Lottery Money Multiplier 10X scratch card.
Others are looking to get a new kitchen worktop and a bathroom. A father of three got a dream kitchen after winning $50,000 on a Power 5’s scratch card.
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