Gallery: School syndicate scoops £1m lottery win - but who else has received big cash prizes in Suffolk and Essex?
PUBLISHED: 12:53 28 October 2014 | UPDATED: 12:53 28 October 2014
Teachers and support staff at a Suffolk school whooped with joy when they learned of their a £1 million lottery win.
Lottery winners from Suffolk and Essex
The Brooklands Primary School staff in Brantham who won the Euromillions jackpot
Adrian Bayford, 41, and wife Gillian, 40, from Haverhill, Suffolk, after a press conference at Down Hall Country House Hotel in Hatfield Heath, Hertfordshire, after they won £148.6 million on Friday's EuroMillions jackpot. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Tuesday August 14, 2012. The staggering sum - of £148,656,000 - is just behind the £161 million landed by Colin and Chris Weir, from Largs in North Ayrshire, last July. See PA story LOTTERY EuroMillions. Photo credit should read: Sean Dempsey/PA Wire EADT 15.8.12 EADT 22.8.12 ES 22.8.12
Lowestoft lotto winner Jean Swatman has now retired fm her job at Morrisons supermarket.
NEWS Nicola Wright has scooped the jackpot on the National Lottery Thunderball game, £250,000. Pictured at the CO-OP in Leiston. Pix Phil Morley 12/3/10 MyPhotos24 ref - pm 010 nicola wright 2
Richard and Cathy Brown of Ipswich who have won over £6Million on the Lotto
Stowmarket Lotto Winner Yvonne Ford with grandson Noah Samson
NEWS PHOTOS SU ANDERSON 09-01-12 Eloise Hutchinson, 19, of Colchester celebrated New Year’s Day by winning over £1 million with the ticket she bought at work in a Co-Op store, pictured with her boyfriend of eight months David Heard, 25, of Colchester. EADT 10.1.12
Sam Winter, Alice Jervis, James Naunton, Sue Markowicz, Andrew Watson and Stacey Moorish, all employees at the Great Bardfield Co-operative Food shop, collectively won the £2.4 million jackpot on February 13 along with two other employees not pictured.
The 23-strong syndicate from Brooklands Primary School in Brantham joined an ever-growing rich list of previous cash prize winners from Suffolk and Essex when they scooped the EuroMillions Millionaire raffle selection on Tuesday, October 21.
Other winners have included grandmothers, teenagers, shop-workers and bakers – all of whom have claimed their share of hundreds of millions in prize money.
A syndicate of 10 Co-op workers in Great Bardfield split a £2.4 million jackpot between them in March 2013.
Stowmarket grandmother Yvonne Ford won £20,000 in a lottery draw, which required her to collect passwords from the East Anglian Daily Times. She used her winnings to treat her grandson and went on holiday with her winnings.
Richard and Cathy Brown were two days into a sailing trip around Britain when they found out about their £6 million lottery windfall. The former Archant employees from Ipswich returned home after checking their numbers online.
Haverhill couple Adrian and Gillian Bayford scooped the second biggest ever lottery prize when they won a £148 million EuroMillions jackpot in August 2012. They filed for divorce the following year.
Jean Swatman, 63, won £2 million in June 2013 – but continued to work as a baker at the Morrisons supermarket in Lowestoft for more than six months.
Eloise Hutchinson, a 19-year-old from Colchester, won £1,346,840 in the New Year’s Eve Lotto draw in 2012, after buying a ticket with theo thought that winning big would be “a good way to start the New Year”.
Leiston mother-of-four, Nicola Wright, celebrated Mother’s Day in style in 2010 after scooping £250,000 on the National Lottery.