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Midland syndicate wins Euro lottery.

LUCKY Midland lottery syndicate members were last night toasting a pounds 7 million win on the EuroMillions lottery.

The group of 33 people from Market Drayton, Shropshire, scooped a whopping pounds 212,000 each.

The syndicate was one of seven British winners to share the pounds 120 million prize on Friday night.

Yesterday David Bowden, a member of the Shropshire group, told how his celebrations had left him with a sore head. He said he could not believe his good luck and that the news was still sinking in.

His wife, Daryl, said she had been due to go to work at 6am yesterday - but had instead stayed at home in a state of joy.

The couple now plan to use the cash to pay off their mortgage.

Camelot said the seven British winners were among a total of 20 winners across Europe.

Unconfirmed results for the draw indicated no ticket matched the five winning numbers and two Lucky Stars to take the entire estimated pounds 120 jackpot.

The lucky Shropshire syndicate scooped the cash after the top prize rolled down and was distributed among the next tier of winners, who matched five numbers and one Lucky Star.

The numbers drawn were 12, 22, 32, 33 and 36. The Lucky Star numbers were two and six.

The prize would have been the world's biggest lottery prize yet if a single winner had claimed it.
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Publication:Sunday Mercury (Birmingham, England)
Date:Nov 19, 2006
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