Employees fail to show up at work after Euromillions win

A group of ten recruitment workers failed to show up at work after they scooped a £25 million lottery jackpot.

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by Ellie Hooper |
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The workers, from Kirkby, Merseyside, paid into a syndicate each week and were shocked when their numbers: 16, 18, 31, 38, 49, 4 and 10 came up.

But one unfortunate employee Louise Whitby, 31, missed out on the win as she was off work with morning sickness. She has now hired a solicitor to get her share of the fortune, after she claims she paid into the syndicate each week for two years - and tried to give her money in for the winning week - and was refused.

'I don't think I can face working there ever again'

'When I came back in this week, I said I still wanted to pay in, but they said I should just buy some lucky dips with the money instead. Now they've won it, they've said I can't have a penny - it's unbelievable.'

She added: 'I was away because I'm pregnant wth my first child, it doesn't get worse than that. I don't think I can face working there ever again.'

Each of the employees got a share of £2.8 million before deciding not to show upto work at recruitment firm A4e.

Yesterday one of the remaining A4e employees tweeted: 'In recruitment hell...all our staff in Liverpool office have left after winning lottery.' The tweet was then removed.

The company is now advertising for three jobs in the office, although they declined to comment on the win.

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