An all girl syndicate of 16 cleaners from Egglescliffe Comprehensive in County Durham shared the UK Lotto jackpot on Saturday.
The jackpot had rolled over to a massive £16,366,436. Four tickets actually matched all 6 numbers, making each ticket worth £4,091,609. A syndicate of Welsh rugby fans claimed one ticket, with the cleaning ladies now claiming the second.
Pam Clarkson, 68, has been managing the syndicate since 2008. The 16 ladies who form the group all either work or have worked at Egglescliffe Comprehensive School as cleaners. Their ages range from 44 to 81 years old.
The ladies all put in just £1 every 5 weeks, to fund buying 3 lucky dip tickets for every Saturday night UK Lotto draw. Each member of the group will receive £255,725.
Pam was watching the draw live on TV when the results came in. At first she thought they had matched just 4 numbers:
I then went online and realised we’d actually won the jackpot! I couldn’t believe it so I called my friend Miriam who is also in the syndicate and asked her to come over and check it too. I didn’t sleep much that night I can tell you!
The ladies are still in shock about their win. But initial plans include paying for a daughters wedding, new cars and a new bungalow.
The winning ticket was bought at the Tesco Extra store in Durham Road, Stockton-on-Tees. Saturday nights winning numbers were 4, 34, 40, 41, 44 and 49.
If you would like a better chance of cleaning up on the UK Lotto, then join a UK Lotto syndicate today.