A group of friends from Whitehaven are celebrating after scooping £2.4 million on The National Lottery, just months after they started to play.
Staff members from Jink Tattoo Studio in Whitehaven,and their martial arts instructor friend, will receive just over £610,000 each.
Their winning numbers came up on Wednesday night and the group realised they had won the next morning.
The group are piercer Lea Somerfield, aged 43, tattoo artists Jason Ball, aged 42, and Alex McDonald, aged 24, and martial arts instructor Nigel Fouracre aged 37.
Lea said that the foursome will continue to play as a syndicate and buy their ticket from the Moresby Park Post Office in Whitehaven.