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Pontefract syndicate scoop £1.5 million lottery win

The Eccles family with their cheque

A family syndicate from Pontefract is celebrating after matching six numbers in the Lotto, scooping over £1.5 million.

The syndicate of seven, led by Ann Eccles, 75, was formed in 2004 following the death of Ann’s husband, Colin, who had played the same numbers since 1994.

Although Ann has not yet decided what she is going to spend her share of the winnings on she plans to pay off a loan against her property and is thinking of a cruise with some of her friends instead of her usual coach holidays.

The syndicate members are all looking forward to spending their winnings and treating themselves including plans to pay off their mortgages, holidays to dream destinations and treats for the children.