11 May 2016, By Mandy Paterson
Factory Syndicate Scoops $40 Million Powerball Win
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Fourteen hard-working factory workers from Western Sydney awoke last Friday to discover that they had become multi-millionaires in the $40,000,000 Powerball draw! The work colleagues had purchased a PowerHit 20 syndicate ticket which scooped the jackpot in its entirety.
The syndicate, who made a last minute decision to purchase a ticket for the draw last Thursday night, won prizes in multiple divisions, bringing the blue collar workers a total of $40,445,165.25 – roughly $2.9 million each. The out-of-the-blue ticket was purchased from a local news agency in Campbelltown, New South Wales.
The syndicate leader told lotto officials that the group was “so excited!” He added that some of the workers were “shaking”, while others had “goose bumps”, and one man even said his “hair was standing on end and his face was tingling!”
Though the $40 Million Powerball winners wish to remain anonymous, they were not shy in expressing their sheer excitement and joy. One of the factory workers said the phone began ringing off the hook after they checked their ticket. “The phone calls were flying around – my phone was ringing like mad! Everyone was calling everyone about the win – it was crazy!”
The syndicate leader went on to say he was more than happy to be sharing the win with his work colleagues. “We’re all hard workers and we all put in long shifts at work to earn some extra money for our families.” No more long hours for these lucky workers!
The group is sure to be popping the champagne at their proposed group celebrations.
Though not all the workers have decided what they are going to do with this “dream come true”, one of the workers stated that he will be retiring and he thinks a few of the others will as well. “You always read about people winning division one and think if only, and suddenly it’s happened to us!” exclaimed a very excited worker.
It happened to a Brisbane man in his thirties who also won the $40,000,000 Powerball jackpot back in 2014. He was reportedly “gobsmacked” when lottery officials contacted him to confirm the win, managing only to say “That’s cool!”
The winning numbers from Powerball draw 1042 on the 5th of May were 1, 20, 38, 11, 2 and 25 plus Powerball number 5.
Remember you have no chance at a millionaire’s lifestyle without a ticket! You can purchase your ticket in this week’s Powerball draw online or using our free app.