Thursday, June 13, 2024

£15m lottery win sends whisky plant workers on seventh heaven

Six workers at a whisky plant got really high, but mind you, it was not the whisky that sent them in a tizzy! Six female Glasgow distillery workers shone with immense ecstasy and excitement on getting their hands on a £15m National Lottery on Tuesday.

Female colleagues at the Morrison Bowmore whisky plant couldn’t believe their luck when they discovered on Tuesday that their lottery ticket contained the six winning numbers of Saturday’s lucky draw, which had won them a whopping £15m, i.e. £2.5m each.

The winning ticket had the lucky numbers, 22, 37, 7, 20, 23, 34 while the bonus ball number was 38 that featured on group supervisor Isabell Devlin’s ticket. Isabell aged 38 will distribute the treasure with her colleagues, i.e. Angela Griffiths, 46, Mary Milroy, 56, Irene Cameron, 42, Elizabeth Eaglesham, 56 and Anne Ferguson, 58, from Bishopbriggs, East Dunbartonshire.

All these women are married and well settled with four of them having children for whom this lottery win means more than a ‘dream come true.’ Describing the lotto win, an elated Ms Devlin was quoted as saying, “The syndicate plays the Lotto every Saturday and Wednesday. It was my turn to put the numbers on and I don’t usually check the previous draw until I go to buy the tickets for the next one, but something made me check the numbers on Tuesday morning instead.” She added that once she had discovered the amazing win, she was “so jittery and shaky” that she couldn’t comfortably eat her “toast and beans.” She got the girls together to tell them the news and what happened after that is quite understandable.

This is Scotland’s second biggest lottery win after a £20m win in 2000, which was bagged by six butchers from Lesmahagow, South Lanarkshire. Interestingly, it is also the second time that a group from a Scottish bottling plant has brought home such a fortune, the first time being a £2.4m win by seven workers at Chivas Brothers, near Edinburgh in May 2004.
Isabell had bought the lucky ticket from a Co-op store in Wallacewell Road in her home city.

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