A WINNING ticket in the EuroMillions lottery valued at €41,140, sat on the shelf for over two weeks before it was eventually claimed by a syndicate last Friday.
Lorrain Gostling owner of Jaspers Bar in Javea, was renewing the group ticket when much to her amazement she was suddenly propelled by the excited owner of the Arenal lottery booth into a mini publicity photo-shoot.
Surrounded by excited customers, Lorrain said she had no idea what the fuss was about until she realised they were pointing to a large overhead results board displayed her winning ticket number alongside the amount of €41,140.
Later that evening, after making frantic phone calls, all 18 happy winning members of the syndicate gathered in Jaspers Bar to celebrate their windfall with the usual flow of bubbly followed by partying until the early hours of Saturday morning.
By Benny Davis