By Laura Michell
A syndicate of 23 Craigieburn warehouse workers are clocking on this morning with winning smiles after they won division one in Saturday’s TattsLotto draw.
The syndicate, which was set up at Craigieburn’s Highlands News & Lotto, was one of 12 division one winning entries nationally, taking home $410,606.
The syndicate also won division two six times, division three 18 times, division four 90 times and division five 60 times, boosting their total prize to $467,642.
The syndicate leader said he had spent the weekend celebrating the win.
“I checked the ticket online on Sunday morning and discovered the very, very good news,” he said.
“It’s actually a syndicate of 23 workmates. We’ve been playing these numbers for about 10 weeks now. We all just chose a few at random.
“I told all of my family and friends, and we spent the weekend dancing and celebrating.”
When asked how he planned to enjoy his share of the windfall, the syndicate leader said he couldn’t wait to spoil his kids.
“I think I’ll buy my kids a car to share,” he said..
Highlands News & Lotto manager Kevin Ung said he was celebrating his outlet selling two division one winning entries in two weeks.
“I can’t believe we sold two division one winning entries two Saturdays in a row. How good is that?” he said.
“We’ve sold 17 division one winning entries over the past eight years.
“We’ll be celebrating in-store with all my customers. All of my customers are very loyal, and I feel privileged to help people achieve their dreams of winning division one.