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Staff at Moorlands Junior School in Sale celebrate National Lottery win
12:00pm Thursday 20th September 2012 in News
THE new term got off to a superb start for staff at a Trafford school after they bagged a National Lottery win.
A syndicate of 20 staff from Moorlands Junior School in Sale, returned after the summer break to discover they had scooped a stunning £73,273 prize.
Syndicate leader, Alison Kelly, had decided to save the good news until the staff meeting on the first morning back at school.
Alison, from Urmston, said: “I thought it would be a really lovely surprise for the staff when they returned to school.
“We put the lottery on at the start of the summer holidays for six weeks. I hadn’t checked the tickets until the final week back before school started and I discovered we had won a couple of £10s, £45 and then the big win of £73,273.
“I initially told the staff about the smaller wins. Then I went on to the big win and said we have also won £3,663 …. Each! No one could believe it. The room just went completely quiet – everyone thought I was joking.”
The syndicate, Moorlands Syndicate, which includes teachers, classroom assistants, secretaries and caretakers, has been playing the National Lottery for two years.
It was a Lucky Dip ticket which won them the big prize, after they matched five numbers: 1,5,18,34 and 44 and the bonus ball: 23.
Members of the syndicate have a variety of plans on how they will spend their winnings, ranging from holidays and new cars, to a new kitchen.
Alison bought the winning ticket from Momen News in Crofts Bank Road, Urmston.