Original URL: http://www.theregister.co.uk/2009/11/09/bt_lottery_win/
BT call centre staff snaffle £45m lottery win
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A syndicate of seven or eight BT call centre staff are celebrating a massive Euromillions lottery win today.
The workers, from BT's Royal House call centre in Liverpool, did not realise they'd won until they got into work this morning. They share a £45m win - giving each person a win of about £5.5m.
Two different tickets won the £91m total prize money, drawn on Friday.
A BT staffer told the Liverpool Daily Post: "You can only imagine what it was like when it dawned on them. I’ve heard they just went mad – screaming and shouting. It’s been the talk of the building. No one can believe it. They are a very, very lucky bunch."
Another worker told the local paper that winners had already been whisked away by Camelot - presumably to stop BT managers being told what to do with their jobs... ®