Staff hoping for a supermarket sweep

TESCO staff in Ipswich are sharing their secrets on picking lucky lottery numbers ahead of today's £20million triple rollover draw.It is three weeks since 11 lucky workers at Tesco in Sudbury scooped a share of £7.5million.

TESCO staff in Ipswich are sharing their secrets on picking lucky lottery numbers ahead of today's £20million triple rollover draw.

It is three weeks since 11 lucky workers at Tesco in Sudbury scooped a share of £7.5million, almost £700,000 each.

The top prize has not been won since and staff at the Copdock store are hoping lightning strikes twice and the balls roll out in their favour.

Cheryl Sands, 32, has won a total of £500 with her lucky numbers and said she sticks with the same six each week to maximise her chances of them coming up.

She suggested a mixture of dates of birth, years and addresses as the key to success.

“I haven't won anything for a while with them but I'm keeping my fingers crossed,” she added.

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Megan Bultitude, 19, said it is important to go with any premonitions you have.

“If you have any premonitions or think of numbers in your dreams it is worth using them,” she said.

“I believe in that stuff and think it must happen for a reason

“Hopefully the win at Sudbury is a good omen for us and shows that it can happen.

“It makes you realise it is worthwhile doing,” she added.

Meanwhile Pauline Ling, 62, said it is vital to carry on playing no matter what - even if you are out of the country.

“I have never missed it and even take my numbers with me when I go on holiday so I can check them,” she said.

Leighanna Canham, 24, said she also suggested sticking with the same numbers.

“If you stop using them and they come up you would be pretty sick,” she said.

The 10 winners at Sudbury - five of whom have remained anonymous - had been using the same numbers on the syndicate for nine years, but the most they had won was £64 when they matched four numbers on one occasion.

After scooping the win the women said they would remain loyal to their day-jobs.

Weblinks:

www.tesco.com

www.national-lottery.co.uk

n>The number 38 is the most frequently drawn number since the lottery launched having appeared a total of 197 times.

n>It is closely followed by number 25 which has been drawn 186 times.

n>The shyest ball is 41 which has appeared 134 times.

n> The chances of winning with a £1 ticket are 14 million to one.

n> If the national lottery was done in a “wheel of fortune” fashion the wheel would be 25 miles in diameter and with each set of six numbers number being a tenth of an inch high.

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