Poultry factory Lotto syndicate celebrate £4m win
LINCOLNSHIRE, UK – A syndicate of co-workers at a Lincolnshire poultry factory has won more than £4 million on the Lotto. The group are keeping their feet firmly on the ground and have no massive spending sprees planned.
The group of five are current and former employees of Moy Park, near Sleaford. They told press at a cheque presentation that they have no plans for flash cars, mansions or big holidays, but will be keeping an eye out for bargains.
John and Christine Bell of Coningsby, Andrew Mowat of Lincoln, Joe Burton of Kirton, near Boston, and one person who wished to remain anonymous will share half of the total jackpot of £4,197,764. The other half of the jackpot was won by a yet to be identified ticket holder.
Mr Bell said that despite the excitement he managed to go into work the day after the win. He said, “I got up and went in as normal. I was in the office and my manager said I didn’t look like my normal myself.
Mr and Mrs Bell, who have four children and six grandchildren, won a total of £2.9 million as they play seven of the ten lines in the syndicate.
Mr Mowat, 59, and his wife Christine, are to sell their three-bedroom house in the Sincil Bank area of Lincoln and move to Elgin, Scotland.
Mrs Mowat, 58, said: “Our dream was to move to Scotland and retire there – it’s just come six years early. We fell in love with the place while on holiday. We’ve got a three-bedroom house and we are downsizing.”
Mr Burton, 44, is also on the look out for a new bungalow with his £419,776.40.”I want to carry on working. I don’t want to retire now and then have to go back to work when I am 57 or 58.”
The winning numbers matched by the two tickets were 33, 34, 37, 40, 41 and 47.
Published: March 8, 2011