Newcastle Syndicate Lotto Win
Updated: Friday 18th September 2015
A syndicate of six Lotto players in Newcastle is still celebrating after winning a double rollover jackpot worth £10,257,210 on Wednesday 30 December, 2009. We can’t think of a better way to end one year and see in a brand new one than with a multi-million pound lottery win, and we’re betting that the syndicate felt exactly the same way. Now that the New Year festivities are over details of the lucky syndicate have been released and we can tell you that the winning Lotto ticket was purchased using money from a much smaller EuroMillions win the previous week.
The lottery syndicate is led by Pat Dale, and she was the first person to discover that they had won the Lotto jackpot. “I got a phone call on New Year’s Eve to say we had won on Lotto and I didn’t believe it!” she said. “Things like this never happen to us. I then called a friend in the syndicate to tell her and she didn’t believe it either.”
Pat continued: “After we had all telephoned each other a couple of times and everyone still thought it was a wind up, Julie from the syndicate text us all a photo of the ticket as proof. The earliest we could meet up to start the celebrations was at 1:00pm that day and I don‘t think it has sunk in yet for any of us.”
The syndicate leader and several of her non-syndicate friends celebrated the New Year quietly in a local hotel, but Pat avoided telling anyone about her success at that time. “The only thing I did was buy a bottle of champagne and my friend asked me why I was splashing out, had I won the lottery?” Pat explained. “I managed to convince him that I was excited about some new work I was getting but inside I wanted to shout the win from the rooftops!”
Now Pat and her fellow syndicate members are planning how to spend their win, and new homes and cars are proving to be popular choices. Pat herself intends to build a brand new home on a country plot in the Newcastle area and she is hoping to treat herself to a new car in the meantime.
We congratulate the Newcastle syndicate winners, and remind readers that there is a £2.4 million Lotto jackpot up for grabs this Wednesday 20 January. There is also a £13 million EuroMillions jackpot to play for on Friday 22 January. You can buy lottery tickets online for both games and see if you too can’t land yourself a jackpot payout!Published: Tuesday 19th January 2010
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