Staff share £2.6m lottery jackpot

A MARKET town is buzzing with speculation that a company syndicate might have scooped more than £2.5million in the National Lottery.

Dave Gooderham

A MARKET town is buzzing with speculation that a company syndicate might have scooped more than £2.5million in the National Lottery.

Rumours are rife that staff at Havebury Housing Partnership in Haverhill might be celebrating the massive jackpot in Saturday's draw.

It is thought that the lucky group shared the top prize of £5,260,450 with just one other winning ticket. If true, it would mean that the syndicate would have won £2,630,225.

It is believed that the money would be split between a syndicate of more than 20 workers - predominantly based in Haverhill with one or two thought to be employed in the company's main office in Bury St Edmunds.

This would mean that every member of the syndicate is likely to be celebrating a payday of more than £110,000 each.

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Staff working yesterday at the Manor Road office were keeping tight-lipped about the success while it is believed some of those tasting success might have taken the day off work.

The EADT received a number of calls claiming that Havebury employees had shared the top prize in Saturday's Lottery draw but no one from the firm wanted to comment officially when contacted yesterday.

Established in 2002, Havebury is an independent not-for-profit housing association set up to take over the running of St Edmundsbury Borough Council's 5,900 homes.

As well as an office in Manor Road, Haverhill, Havebury also has headquarters in Western Way, Bury.