Factory Syndicate Lotto Win
A syndicate of factory workers at Lindab in Trafford Park, Manchester, is gearing up to swap the production of air conditioning units for the production of shopping lists after winning a second tier Lotto prize worth £158,590. The syndicate matched five main numbers and the Bonus Ball in the draw on Wednesday 3 August – the results for that game were 18, 19, 26, 39, 40 and 47, and the Bonus Ball was 04. There are 33 players in the syndicate, so each one now has £4,805 to spend as they please.
The syndicate is organised and led by Malcolm Berry, and in lottery terms it hasn’t had to wait very long for a big win. “We have only been doing the National Lottery for the last nine months,” Malcolm explained.
It was Malcolm’s wife who discovered the win whilst he was at work, and she immediately telephoned him to make him aware of the good news. “I was in work and the phone went and it was my wife,” Malcolm said. “She told me to sit down and then said that we had won the lottery and won big. I just could not believe it, I was shaking. I just didn’t think to check the ticket. We have had a few £10 wins but nothing this big.”
Having discovered that the lottery syndicate had landed a substantial second-tier prize, Malcolm passed the information on without delay. “I got all of the syndicate together straight away and they wouldn’t believe me, they thought it was a big wind up.”
Three syndicate members were on holiday when Malcolm was sharing the good news, so he had to call them and tell them about the win over the phone. That done, the rest of the syndicate decided that it was time to celebrate. “I could hear the champagne corks popping,” Malcolm said. “They certainly were not going to waste any time getting the celebrations underway.”
Many of the syndicate members intend to treat themselves to a holiday with their share of the prize money, but winning this second-tier prize has only whetted their appetite for more. “We always play every Wednesday and Saturday and each member of the syndicate chooses a line,” Malcolm said. “We’ve already bought our tickets for the next draws!”
We congratulate the Lindab syndicate on its success and wish it well in future draws. Talking of which, the EuroMillions draw this Tuesday 16 August will offer a multi-rollover jackpot of around £46 million, so if you haven’t already bought your lottery tickets online for that game, you might want to do so now. Good luck!
Written by Ian BruceMonday 15th August 2011
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