Pie factory workers earn slice of EuroMillions for second time

The syndicate of workers from Palethorpes Pie Factory in Market Drayton in 2006 Credit: The National Lottery

A syndicate of workers from a pie factory in Market Drayton have won a major EuroMillions prize for the second time.

The 25-strong syndicate of workers, from Palethorpes Pie Factory in Market Drayton, won £303,465.20 from the draw on 29 January, 2016.

Five of the current syndicate were members of the 2006 EuroMillions group from the same factory who won £6.7m nearly ten years ago when they matched five main numbers and a Lucky star in November 2006.

As no-one across the nine participating EuroMillions countries matched all five main numbers and two Lucky Star numbers to win the whole £123,232,395 jackpot, the prize was shared between 20 lucky ticket-holders across Europe who matched five main numbers and one Lucky Star number.

Speaking in 2006, Group leader and Quality Control Officer, 55-year-old Daryl Bowden, got an even bigger slice of the pie as husband David also was a member.

A general view of a EuroMillions lottery ticket from 2011 Credit: Dave Thompson / PA Archive/Press Association Images

Both Daryl and David carried on working at the factory.