EuroMillions lightning strikes twice at SSI Steel
Sahaviriya Steel Industries (SSI) in Redcar is one lucky place to work, after a 27-strong syndicate scooped £1,000,000 in the EuroMillions Millionaire Raffle draw on New Year’s Eve. The win comes just three months after a 30-strong syndicate, also from SSI Steel, won £288,743.10 on EuroMillions.
The aptly named Balls of Steel syndicate found out they had each pocketed £37,037 when syndicate leader, Mark Richardson (54) from Nunthorpe in Middlesbrough, checked the tickets on New Year’s Day.
Once the win had been confirmed Mark immediately called the rest of the 27-strong syndicate. “Everyone thought I was winding them up when I called to say we’d won. One of the syndicate, Josh Ferguson, is an apprentice so I said that I would pay for his ticket. He was delighted when I called him and told him the news.”
Members of the syndicate are now all looking forward to spending their winnings and treating themselves to new cars, holidays and watches. Life-long Middlesbrough supporter Mark plans on treating his family and taking a holiday in the sun.
“We didn’t have any plans to go away this year but we’ll definitely be taking a holiday now.”
Congratulations and enjoy the holiday!