A syndicate of 15 nurses from Cleland Hospital in Motherwell got a £1Million injection into their bank accounts thanks to EuroMillions. Each member will pocket more than £66,666 after paying in just 50p.
When syndicate leader June Fraser, 58, went into work after realising they’d won she made sure the lucky ticket came with her by pinning it to the inside of her nurse’s uniform.
Check my pulse
The syndicate called 'The Winning Nurses' have been playing together for three years and June Fraser was in charge of checking the tickets each week.
“I checked the tickets using The National Lottery app on Saturday morning. When it told me that we’d won £1 million – I couldn’t believe it!
“My first phone call was to my ward where I managed to get hold of two of the other members who were working. I phoned a few other members but I was just too hyper to call everyone at that point.”
Clean bill of wealth
The win means the syndicate members will be able to splash out on everything from trips to Canada, Sri Lanka, cruises, new cars and even a motorbike.
For Carol Hamlyn it will mean that she can have the retirement she has always dreamt of. “I am due to retire in November and this win will be life-changing for me. I was going to have to keep doing a few shifts but now I have financial security. I can also look after my four children and my three grandchildren.”
But the first thing the lucky winners are spending their money on is a bumper batch of cakes and goodies to treat the staff, patients and families at Cleland Hospital.
1st May 2018