Rollover Jackpot for Asda Syndicate
A syndicate of 16 Asda Superstore employees in Hyde managed to ‘checkout’ the top prize in the Lotto game on Saturday 1 October. The lottery results which gave the syndicate a jackpot win worth £6,873,588 were 04, 15, 17, 26, 37 and 41. Whilst it is obviously a massive achievement to beat odds of 1 in 13.96 million and win the jackpot under any circumstances, the success of this syndicate is even more remarkable for the fact that it has only been playing since January of this year. The 16 members will now share the jackpot equally, which gives them £429,599 each.
“We have had a few wins so far and had won about £300 this year, which is great, but this is unbelievable,” said Debra Wilson, who leads the syndicate. The members had selected their numbers using the Lucky Dip feature in the first draw they participated in together, and they have continued to use those original selections ever since. Now, less then ten month after they started playing, the members have a £6.8 million jackpot win to celebrate.
Although Debra leads the syndicate, she wasn’t the first member to discover their win. In fact she didn’t find out until the beginning of this week. “It was Monday morning and one of the girls called and said we had won,” she explained. “I thought it was a wind-up and searched out the actual tickets to check them.”
Debra checked the tickets and realised that nobody was winding her up, so she called the lottery operator to make an official claim. More phone calls were exchanged between syndicate members to pass on the good news and when the members finally got together at work on Tuesday there was a definite air of celebration among them.
“There were hugs and kisses all round, it was brilliant,” Debra said. “The managers all came down to say well done and the store manager even gave me a hug. It is a great place to work and I think most of us will stay on, we have such a good time and are all good friends.”
We congratulate Debra and everyone else involved in the syndicate and hope they all enjoy their jackpot win to the utmost. And for those of you who would like to win your own multi-million pound rollover jackpot, the EuroMillions game tonight (Friday 7 October) will have a top prize of around £100 million to play for. Grab your lottery tickets online here and the next big winner could be you!
Written by Ian BruceFriday 7th October 2011
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