£9million Lotto Win for Post Staff
17 Oct 2006
Post Office workers from Manchester are celebrating a special delivery - a £9m Lottery win.
A syndicate of staff from the Royal Mail sorting office on Oldham Road hit the jackpot in Saturday's National Lottery.
The workers had one of the two winning tickets which shared the £18.7m jackpot, only the second time the National Lottery has had a triple roll-over.
It is believed 14 workers were in the syndicate and share £9.35m between them - or £670,000 each.
One worker at the depot - not among the lucky winners - said: "They're ecstatic. The place is buzzing."
They were due to be handed their cheques today by an unnamed Coronation Street star.
The jackpot was the latest in a string of Lotto scoops in Greater Manchester.
Manchester's Jackie Green won more than £10m in 1996.
In November, 2005, antique dealers Christopher Grundy and Martyn Frost, from Radcliffe near Bury scooped nearly £1m.
In 2003, Manchester was second only to Newcastle in Lottery payouts, with players winning £27m.
A National Lottery spokesman said of previous jackpot winners: "It often takes a little time for it to settle in.
"Our advice to all our winners is to take a holiday, take a breather and decide what to do with their families before they start spending.
"The vast majority tend to stay local to where they were and we don't tend to find that many move away.
"Expect these people to stay local but perhaps in slightly posher houses."