EuroMillions win for syndicate of 46
A syndicate from Sutton-in-Ashfield is celebrating after its 46 members each won £3,469.76. The syndicate matched 5 numbers plus one Lucky Star to win a total prize of £159,609.40.
Syndicate leader Craig, 40, said, “I was out with a group of both past and present work colleagues having a curry when my phone rang. It was Derrick and Denise Marshall, Denise is a fellow syndicate member, they wanted to know if I had checked the EuroMillions draw that night.”
Denise had been watching the live stream on The National Lottery’s YouTube channel and when she saw the numbers come up she was shocked. Denise said, “I started to panic, thinking is this really true? I asked Derrick to call Craig to double check. Obviously he was in the curry house and so between him, his wife, the others having a meal and us we checked and double checked every place we could, wondering how much money we had won.”
While current social distancing advice from the government makes a traditional winners’ party impossible, Criag has promised the syndicate a party in the future. There’s a giant bottle of Champagne on ice, enough for a glass for every member.
Craig said, “We will keep washing our hands for the time being and save our celebration for later.”
But even with the country facing a difficult period the lucky 46 are still planning how to spend their win. Syndicate member Lynne Haslam, 45, said “The first thing I’m buying is a new living room carpet.” While Dave Clayton, 57, is getting his car an MOT and replacing his front door!
20th March 2020
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