12 UK bus drivers will be giving some serious thought to quiting their jobs after winning the EuroMillions €45,000,000.00 jackpot.
The ‘Stagecoach’ bus company may have just lost 25% of its Corby bus drivers. The reason being that their lotto syndicate just won them £3,169,553.00 each after splitting the recent £38million EuroMillions jackpot.
As you can imagine, these lucky bus drivers are over the moon at their sudden lottery windfall. It seems that the win came just in time as they were about to call it quits after trying for 3 years to win the lotto without any success. They must be thanking their lucky stars that they never gave up trying. As the old saying goes, ‘you have to be in it, to win it’.
A Fortune Divided By 12 Is Still A Fortune
Each member of the syndicate will be receiving the princely sum of £3.1 million and will now certainly be able to afford more than a few luxury shopping sprees. These lucky drivers could purchase their own fleet of supercars as well as foreign homes on tropical islands. One of the syndicate members, John Noakes, is a huge Aston Martin fanatic who can now easily buy himself one (or perhaps even two) of his dream cars. He’s been quoted as saying that he’ll never drive a bus again.
The other bus drivers are also full of dreams for their big Euromillions win. Stephen Derrick said he planned to buy an apartment abroad. Charles Connor wants to go back to school to learn a language and aims to join a golf club. Charles Gillion, who was already set to retire this year, is likely to get started on his life of leisure a little earlier (and with a slightly bigger pension fund).
Although the spending plans of the drivers include new houses, stunning cars and dream holidays they have their priorities firmly in place. First on each winners list is to look after their families, including some who plan to fund further education and pay off debts.
What would YOU do with a Euromillions Jackpot?
After a lifetime spent carting people around busy UK streets these dashing drivers can now look forward to a future with a lot more relaxation. We wish them all the best with their Euromillions lottery win.
A dozen bus drivers and one giant cheque…
Thorn Amongst The Roses
Of course it’s not all Sunday driving for these lucky lotto winners…
A fellow employee, Hazel Loveday, quit the Euromillions lotto syndicate just a few months before their fabulous win. Over the three years that she was part of the syndicate she contributed about 15% of the total ticket costs. She is now wondering whether the winning drivers will include her in the prize at all. The 26-year-old single mum told The Sun newspaper:
“If I won, I'd definitely give the lads at the depot a million or more. I'd have been in touch with them if it was the other way round. We were like one big happy family in work. I don't know why they haven't been in touch yet — they must be caught up with their win.”
To date it’s still not known whether or not the other driver’s will club together and give Hazel Loveday a portion of the Euromillions winnings. If each driver gave her just £10,000, she would have around £120,000 and be able to buy her own house.
This conundrum has created a lot of bar room buzz. Should her fellow workers now take pity on her and hand her a share of the cash considering she was a part of the syndicate for many years? Or should she only win it if she was in it – is that the price she must play for quitting?
The secret to winning the lotto is to never give up because you never know when your lucky numbers will make you incredibly rich.
Hazel Loveday – Says her fellow colleagues have not contacted her with a share of the win yet...
What do you think? Do you think they should give Hazel a share of their windfall? Leave a comment below and let us know what you think.
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