Beginners' Luck For EuroMillions Builders

Beginners' Luck For EuroMillions Builders

Six builders are celebrating winning more than £300,000 in a EuroMillions lottery draw as part of a syndicate that had entered for the first time.

The men, who work in Glasgow and all live near each other in Barnsley, South Yorkshire, will each get £55,527.90 as a share of the £333,167.40 win.

Five numbers and one Lucky Star came up for the syndicate in last Tuesday's draw.

The winners - Nigel Himsworth, 41, Adam Wright, 27, Ashley Robinson, 28, Adam Booth, 20, Michael Hunt, 31, and Darren Fisher, 42 - work for a specialist contractor and have been in Glasgow for the past few weeks.

Mr Himsworth said: "I buy a ticket for EuroMillions when it's a rollover and had bought mine one morning before work.

"A couple of the lads are new to the team and we were chatting and decided we would give it a go as a syndicate.

"We each put on three Lucky Dips and on the Wednesday morning we checked our tickets.

"Four of us had checked our tickets on the way to work and when we arrived Ashley checked what turned out to be the winning ticket.

"We heard him shouting a mile away.

"We had checked the tickets at 7am and the claim line didn't open until 9am so we were all pacing up and down until we knew everything was confirmed.

"We're over the moon with our win. We went out for a celebration at the weekend when we were home and we were treated like pop stars.

"It hasn't really sunk in yet so no one has decided what to spend their money on at this stage, but I'm sure there will be a few holidays being planned."