A syndicate of 12 colleagues at VAR Logicalis' Slough office have started the year in ideal fashion by winning nearly £160,000 on a recent EuroMillions draw.
The group matched five main numbers and one lucky star in the EuroMillions draw earlier this month and are now celebrating a £158,759.50 win.
Each member of the syndicate, which has been running for two years, will take home a £13,229.95 share of the win.
The syndicate administrator, Pauline, said a member of the team's buying a lottery ticket a couple of years ago started the conversation to join forces.
"We've had a few small wins along the way. Each time I would shout out the win amount in our open-plan office. More often than not, there would be quite a bit of friendly banter and joking about our £2.70 wins. When I announced this win, the banter was a little bit more animated.
"I had come into work early and was just checking my emails when I saw there was a message from Camelot with news about our ticket. To be honest, I was expecting another £2.70 and another round of friendly ribbing. When I logged into the account and saw it was £158,759.50, I couldn't believe my eyes," she said.
Pauline said one of the syndicate members was supposed to have the day off, but she came in once she heard the news to celebrate with the team.
"It was a crazy day with a wonderful atmosphere in the whole office, and at the risk of sounding greedy, one Wednesday we'd all like to repeat on a regular basis," she added.
The syndicate administrator's share will mean a new front door and a windfall for her two children. Other syndicate members have plans for holidays to Dubai and Las Vegas, a deposit for a first home and, for those already with a home of their own, some renovations including a new kitchen worktop and a bathroom.
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