$1 million prize served up to Gosford kitchen workers!

A group of hospital kitchen staff from Gosford erupted into screams of jubilation after learning this afternoon their private syndicate ticket in Wednesday Lotto had won more than $1 million.

The ecstatic syndicate leader was in the office with several other colleagues when a NSW Lotteries official was finally able to break the news to them that they’d won first division and other divisional prizes totalling $1,003,985.80 in Wednesday Lotto draw 3587 on 31 August.

“YEAH! Oh my god! We won Lotto!” was screamed out loud by members of the syndicate as the incredible news was served up.

“We work in a hospital kitchen together! There are 23 of us and we all deserve it. We all work so hard - working extra shifts and weekends.

“This is so exciting! Everyone’s doing somersaults – they’re running around kissing and hugging each other while others are already on their phones telling family.

“We’ve been playing together for about 15 years - some have come and gone but the majority of us have been in it together the whole time. Until now, I think the most we’ve ever won is about $240!

“We’ve played those winning numbers for a while now – we put all the Lotto numbers in a hat and picked them out!

“We didn’t even know we’d won until today. We take a multi-week entry and we don’t check our ticket until the end because we like to see if we get a surprise!

“We range in ages from about 21 to 64 so each of us will spend our $43,000 share in different ways. For me, it’ll pay off my mortgage but I’m hearing others yell out that they’ll be taking holidays or doing renovations around their homes.

“I truly can’t believe that we’ve won!”

The division one winning 2-game System 7 entry was purchased from Wyoming Newsagency and PO, Shop 6 in Wyoming Shopping Village, 495 Pacific Highway in Wyoming.

Throughout Australia, it was the only entry that won first division in Wednesday Lotto draw 3587, which offers a guaranteed $1 million division one prize for up to four winners in every draw.

The winning numbers in Wednesday Lotto draw 3587 on Wednesday 31 August 2016 were 32, 25, 44, 10, 43 and 17 with the supplementary numbers of 13 and 28.