Bus drivers make surprising decision after winning $1.8million

Josh Dutton
·News Reporter
·2-min read

A group of bus drivers have made a surprising decision after their lottery syndicate won more than $1.8 million.

The syndicate made up of 10 bus drivers, from Cumbria in northwest England, each won a share of the £1 million ($1.8 million) prize after winning the EuroMillions draw on April 16.

The winners are aged between 30 and 65, BBC reported.

Five bus drivers are pictured with a check from EuroMillions lottery.
These bus drivers were part of a syndicate which won more than A$1.7 million. Source: Twitter/ The National Lottery

Grandad Keith Davidson, 50, said the win is “life-changing” but it doesn’t mean the group will stop driving buses.

“Some of the syndicate initially thought they may retire – but then decided against it,” Mr Davidson said, according to the BBC.

“We all love our jobs – some of us were even back in work the day we found out we had won.”

The winning numbers were 6, 11, 29, 40, 48, 5 and 9.

Powerball winner gave wrong phone number

Australia’s latest Powerball winner, a Sydney man, was revealed on Tuesday.

Lottery officials had struggled to get in touch with him because he gave them the wrong phone number.

But after checking his ticket over the weekend he realised he had one of the two division one winning entries and took home a mouth-watering $40 million.

"I didn't know I'd won," he said.

“I’d heard there was another Powerball winner they were trying to contact.

“I even said to my friend, ‘we’ll never win, only old people win’."

Two men clinking glasses of whiskey drink alcohol beverage together at counter in the pub.
A man won Powerball despite giving officials the wrong phone number. Source: Getty Images (file pic)

The other winner was a grandma from Sydney’s suburb of Campbelltown.

She said her grandson had predicted she was going to win Powerball.

“I’m a bit gobsmacked. I’m in shock. I can’t believe it," she said.

“I’ve been playing for a long time. But you never think this is going to happen to you.”

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