EuroMillions Syndicate Winners
Participating in a syndicate maximises your chances of winning a prize as it allows you to purchase multiple tickets without having to worry about the price of so many entries. It is estimated that syndicates account for around a fifth of all top prize winners in the UK. Below is a selection of EuroMillions syndicate winner stories:
A group of office workers from Merseyside became known as the 'Magnificent Seven' after hitting the jackpot in November 2009 to scoop £45.5 million. Many of the players, whose ages ranged from 19 to 57, feared they were set to lose their jobs when they were contacted on a Sunday morning, but in fact they discovered they were each £6.5 million richer!
The number 13 turned out to be incredibly lucky for the team of factory workers from Spalding, Lincolnshire, who won on Millionaire Maker in January 2015. Turning superstition on its head by dubbing themselves 'The Lucky 13', the group had started playing together just ten weeks earlier and each member received over £76,000, allowing the syndicate leader to immediately start making plans for a holiday to Barbados.
An 18-strong syndicate of school cleaners from St. Matthew's Academy in Saltcoats, North Ayrshire, mopped up in March 2015 as they matched the winning Millionaire Maker code to pick up £55,555 each. The youngest of the group of ladies was 24 and the oldest was 63, and each participant quickly set their sights on such rewards as new TVs, luxury holidays and home improvements.
Employees from the Royal Bank of Scotland mortgage offices in Greenock joined forces to win a Mega Friday Millionaire Maker prize in January 2015. Having waited a week to check their ticket, the 17 players decided to accept the cash alternative to the round-the-world prize they also won, meaning they shared over £1.1 million. Each syndicate member took home £67,082, with several planning to use the money to put down deposits on their first homes.