09 September 2016, By Mandy Paterson
Aged Carer Syndicate Wins Superdraw Millions
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A syndicate of fifty-one dedicated aged care workers won over $1.9 million in the weekend’s $21,000,000 Superdraw! The hard-working colleagues from an aged care facility in the Melbourne suburb of Croydon were said to be “overjoyed” at the news that their 36-game Quickpick had landed one of eleven Division 1 prizes in the draw.
When lottery officials contacted the syndicate leader to confirm their good fortune, she said that everyone was “so excited” to be part of the Division 1 win which worked out to over $37,000 for each member. “We’ve got nothing to complain about!” she exclaimed. “We are all extremely grateful. A lot of people have said ‘you don’t know how much this has helped me’”.
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It was 11:30pm on the night of the Superdraw, and the syndicate leader described how she was checking her numbers on the official lottery app when she realised she had matched all 6 numbers needed to win Division 1. “I’m going ‘Oh my god, oh my god, oh my god!’ and I said to my husband, ‘Quick, have a look at this!’” she said.
She was thrilled that it was a syndicate ticket which has scooped the big prize. “I didn’t sleep at all thinking about breaking the news to everyone!” she said. She added that she and her workmates always entered the big draws with a small contribution to a syndicate ticket and that they had finally “cracked it!”
When asked what the syndicate members planned to do with their newfound winnings, she said the some planned to buy a new car, some intended to put money down on their mortgages, and others would take a holiday.
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