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Facebook lottery syndicate win £33,700

PUBLISHED: 13:22 07 September 2011 | UPDATED: 09:51 08 September 2011

Owner of Bizzykidz Debi Clark and syndicate organiser Rebecca Irons-McLean

Owner of Bizzykidz Debi Clark and syndicate organiser Rebecca Irons-McLean

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»A syndicate formed on Facebook by a group of 36 people who had not even met bagged £33,700 on the lottery.

The group – organised through a Facebook group of parents whose children work for Bizzykidz child modelling and acting agency in Pickford Lane, Bexleyheath – won big just eight weeks after playing the Euro Millions lotto last Friday.

Agency manager Sadie Knox, 22, and her mother Debi Clark, who owns the company, are both celebrating after winning £936 each.

Ms Knox said: “The person who organises the syndicate scans the tickets and uploads it on to Facebook and tags us in it.

“People were on Facebook saying that we had won and we were not sure how much at first. We had won a couple of quid here and there in the same syndicate before but nothing like this. It is amazing and very exciting. We couldn’t believe it.”

The syndicate was organised by Rebecca Irons-McLean who lives in Nottingham.

Each member has set up an online account so they can have their winnings paid into it.

Ms Knox said: “I know we have to share the winnings but this way you have more of a chance of winning and it is more fun. We will carry on with it. They all know each other only through Facebook. It is like a little community for people who don’t know each other.”

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