Factory syndicate cleans up with $15 million Powerball win!

Monday 19 November, 2012 - Tatts has verified a syndicate of eight co-workers from Jayco caravan factory in Dandenong will split a $15 million Powerball prize.

Following the draw on Thursday, the registered syndicated leader was unreachable to confirm the good news and only had the win officially verified today.

The syndicate leader said he had checked the numbers at home after the draw on Thursday night, and told his co-workers the next day, before he had confirmed the prize with Tatts.

“There’s around 800 workers here at the Jayco factory so the news leaked out to the media really quick!” he said.

“We’re a very close team so it was nice to be able to share the news with everyone at work.”

The syndicate leader started the group 10 years ago and this is the first big win they’ve been a part of. Each of the eight winners will take home a $1,875,000 share as a result of their $5 a week contribution.

“All of the people in this syndicate really deserve the money. They’re all battlers in their own way; some are single parents, some have sick partners, some have disabled children,” the syndicate leader said.

“This money will be truly life-changing for all of us.”

The winning 50-game QuickPick Powerball entry was purchased from Beaconsfield Village Lotto, Shop 16 in Beaconsfield Village Shopping Centre, Beaconsfield.

There were two division one winners in Victoria in Powerball draw 861 on 15 November 2012 who will each claim a $15 million first division prize. The other winning ticket was purchased by father of three from Mountainview Newsagency, 293A Springfield Road, Nunawading.

The winning numbers in draw 861 were 37, 24, 25, 16 and 8 and the Powerball was number 5.