In the UK: Woman Misses Work, Misses Lottery Pool Win (So Now She is Suing Them)


An item from the BBC News wire brought home how important it is to have all lottery pool members sign on before a draw.

In the UK, a mother-to-be is to sue her former workmates because she missed out on a Euromillions jackpot win when she was off work with morning sickness.

Ten staff at a recruitment firm in Kirkby in Merseyside took the £28.8m top prize in a recent EuroMillions game

But Louisa Whitby, 31, was ill on the day the tickets were bought and did not pay into the syndicate.

Her solicitor said she hoped to make a claim for a cut of the money at the High Court.

Camelot, who run the draw, said the jackpot had been won by a single UK ticket and had been claimed.

All 10 members of staff at the firm who took the prize have requested to remain anonymous.

One worker, Bethany Sergison, 18, confirmed to BBC News that winners had left their jobs since claiming their windfall and the office was now “deserted”.

The winning numbers in the draw on Tuesday 9 July were 16, 18, 31, 38 and 49 with the bonus lucky star numbers being four and 10.

The £28,847,237 prize was the 16th largest won by a UK ticket since the Euromillions draw began in 2004.

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