Blackburn colleagues at Bowker BMW scoop £20,000 on Lotto Raffle

Lottery winners, top row, from the left, Mick Barton, Wayne Carroll, Peter Bell. Bottom row, David White, and John Mullet

Lottery winners, top row, from the left, Mick Barton, Wayne Carroll, Peter Bell. Bottom row, David White, and John Mullet

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A TEAM of valeters at a Blackburn car dealership have cleaned up – after scooping £20,000 on the National Lottery.

Eight staff at Bowker BMW, Trident Way, will share the windfall after their ticket was one of 50 selected at random in a Lotto Raffle draw earlier this month.

For one lucky worker, 71-year-old Blackburn man Alan Cook, it was his final go on the syndicate after 11 years of playing – because he retired last week.

Service adviser Mick Barton said the win, which will see each member take home £2,500, came as a real surprise.

The 32-year-old said: “Like anyone who wins the lottery I was in shock. I think most of us were.

“When John Richards, who runs the syndicate, called me to tell me we'd won, I had millions in mind. But £20,000 is a good number too – and very welcome.

“I've already spent my share of the win on some work we’re having done on the house.

“I know some of the guys will have spent it on holidays. And one of the members put it towards a new car. Everyone at the dealership has been pleased for us.”

The other members of the syndicate were Dave White, 45, from Oswaldtwistle; Wayne Carroll, 40, from Burnley; Peter Bell, 55, from Accrington; Liam Hamilton, 30, from Blackburn, and Mark McKay, 40, from Preston.

The Lotto Raffle sees every line purchased on the normal Lotto game given a random, unique 12-digit code which is automatically entered into a separate draw.

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4:25pm Thu 31 Jul 14

noddy57 says...

looks like you wont be able to say Adios just yet then ? but its always nice to get something back from the organisation when you consider how much we spend every week on those darn tickets.
looks like you wont be able to say Adios just yet then ? but its always nice to get something back from the organisation when you consider how much we spend every week on those darn tickets. noddy57
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11:20pm Thu 31 Jul 14

Steven11 says...

Good luck to you all , enjoy your good fortune !
Good luck to you all , enjoy your good fortune ! Steven11
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1:21pm Fri 1 Aug 14

woolywords says...

The organiser of the EuroBillions draw have conspired against me..
Instead of giving me Billions in one lump sum, I have to be content with my £30 or £40 per month..
Which doesn't even make me a Vietnamese Dong Millionaire...
Bring back the old Zimbabwean Dollar or Turkish Lira, with all them lovely zero's..
The organiser of the EuroBillions draw have conspired against me.. Instead of giving me Billions in one lump sum, I have to be content with my £30 or £40 per month.. Which doesn't even make me a Vietnamese Dong Millionaire... Bring back the old Zimbabwean Dollar or Turkish Lira, with all them lovely zero's.. woolywords
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11:03pm Fri 1 Aug 14

northsouthdivide says...

Surely one feels that some of these facts are somewhat distorted from the truth. If any of these are 32 I'll eat my hat, or indeed my mullet. (An appropriate surname indeed!!)

But in regards to the win - THAT'S NICE INIT?!
Surely one feels that some of these facts are somewhat distorted from the truth. If any of these are 32 I'll eat my hat, or indeed my mullet. (An appropriate surname indeed!!) But in regards to the win - THAT'S NICE INIT?! northsouthdivide
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