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Health workers ‘win £1m on National Lottery’

Tense wait to get hands on the cash

06 March, 2020 — By Tom Foot

A TEAM of healthcare workers are rumoured to have scooped £1million on the Lottery – but staff are sweating over their share of the winnings.

The New Journal understands a dozen members of a syndicate at a health facility in Camden, which we have been advised not to name, are due an ­estimated £90,000 each.

Three £1m prizes were handed out in the past week, according to National Lottery operator Camelot. But the company said it could “not confirm or deny the rumour” due to protocols.

A source close to the winners said its ticket manager had not been seen for several days and staff were worried about getting their cut. “It’s all very tense,” said the insider. “The money has been confirmed. Hopefully, the right thing will be done – and it will end up being a good news story.”

In 1996 a syndicate at Camden Council won £10m, with £300,000 paid out to individuals. One staff member did not get paid out after quitting the group a few months earlier.

A Camelot spokesman said they pay out a single ­ticket manager and that they encourage syndicates to sign ­formal agreements to avoid disputes.

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