A group of Newcastle workers are sporting winning smiles today after their workplace syndicate scored division one in the weekend’s Saturday Lotto draw. 

The 12-strong private syndicate held one of the 10 division one winning entries in Saturday Lotto draw 4201, drawn Saturday 23 October 2021. Each division one winning entry landed $621,262.72. 

In addition to winning division one, the syndicate’s System 10 entry also scored division three 24 times, division four 90 times, and division six 80 times, bolstering the total win to $642,344.62. 

Each member of the syndicate receives a share worth $53,528.71. 

So far this year, there have been 12 division one wins in the Hunter and Central Coast region collectively worth more than $15.13 million. 

Speaking with us, the syndicate leader said she had been happily sharing the winning news with her colleagues. 

“We’ve been playing for a number of years. We just all picked some numbers and then drew them out of a hat, and then just kept playing them,” she said. 

“My colleague rang yesterday morning asking if I’d checked the Lotto results. He said, ‘We’ve won $600,000!’, and I said, ‘yeeha!’. 

“This is certainly the biggest prize the syndicate has won. 

“I sent everyone a text message with a screenshot, and I got a couple of, ‘are you kidding?’ and, ‘are you joking?’ replies. 

“Everyone has lots of good ways to spend it. I’ll be doing a few home renovations and saving the rest. 

“It’s not enough to make us resign, but enough to make our lives easier. 

“There’s a lot of people who’ve got smiles on their faces today. 

“It’s a fabulous way to spend a Monday and the rest of the week.” 

The group’s winning marked System 10 entry was purchased online at thelott.com – the official home of Australia’s lotteries.