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Wired For Shock Win

Last Updated: Thursday 22nd June 2006, 16:42 pm

The world of electrical retailing in Essex has recently received a jolt of good fortune! Ten Currys employees have switched on to celebration mode after their lottery syndicate matched five numbers and the bonus ball to win £84,643.

All ten members work at the Chelmer Retail Park branch of the popular electrical chain, but the winning discovery itself was made in the home of syndicate organiser Christine Bridge.

"When I first saw the results I thought we'd managed to match four numbers," Christine said. "I then had a call from one of my colleagues who was sure we had five so I went back and checked again. I was shocked when I discovered we'd matched five numbers plus the bonus ball. It was a fantastic feeling, even better though, was telling everyone the good news."

The syndicate plays the same numbers each week and had previously matched four numbers several times. However, Christine had a hunch that there were even better things to come.

"I've just had the feeling our winning numbers would come up sooner or later," she explained. "We have been close but this is fantastic."

The ten syndicate members have dreamed up a variety of ways to spend their share of the lotto windfall. Some plan to buy new cars and make home improvements, others intend to take memorable trips to New York, Crete and Malta and one member wants to take a flight in a hot-air balloon!

Maybe they've already got used to the feeling of flying high!

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