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Portsmouth Syndicate Claim Share of £6.2 Million UK Lotto Jackpot

Last Updated: Friday 21st March 2014, 15:24 pm

A lucky syndicate are celebrating their big win after hitting the jackpot in the UK Lotto draw held on Saturday 15th March. The four-strong syndicate consists of father-son duo Tom and Lewis Fox, Sid Veness and Mark Bush, who all work as civil engineers at Portsmouth based firm CCN Communications. The £6.2 million jackpot was shared between four winning tickets, leading to a win of £1,558,848 for the CCN syndicate.

The winning numbers on the night (14, 19, 22, 25, 38, and 48 with the Bonus Ball of 8) were chosen by 22-year-old Lewis Fox who said; “We try to pick numbers that mean a lot to us and the number 22 is extremely important to the Fox family. It is the date of my Mum’s birthday and was also my Nan’s lucky number, who is sadly no longer with us. It means so much to have won this money.”

Lewis’ father and syndicate leader Tom Fox was the first to discover the big win after checking the tickets on Saturday evening; “I was sat in front of the TV with just the dog as the rest of the family were out. I had to watch the Lotto draw back ten times before I realised that we’d definitely won and I was then straight on the phone trying to get hold of everyone. I froze the screen with the winning numbers so they could check I was right as my wife didn’t believe me when I told her over the phone!”

The syndicate are understandably overjoyed about their win and 51-year-old member Sid Veness said; “We’re absolutely exhilarated and over the moon to have won. It’s unbelievable and we’re still letting it sink in. This will sort me for the rest of my life as well as being able to help my 18 year old son become financially secure.”

The quartet is the second Portsmouth syndicate to win big in just over a fortnight as three colleagues from a sailing company scooped the £1 million EuroMillions Millionaire Raffle prize on 28th February. Read more about their EuroMillions win here.

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