WITH a potential £60m up for grabs in tonight’s National Lottery draw, staff at Waitrose thought they would try their luck with an office syndicate.
From giving their winnings to charity to travelling around the world, staff at the Botley Road store have been dreaming about how they would spend the fortune.
Bex Roberts, 31, section manager of customer services, said a lot of staff wanted to give money to charity to pay tribute to a colleague and their husband, who both passed away in December. She said: “Cancer Research UK and Macmillan are two charities close to our hearts.
“I know that if anyone won from the store they would give to those charities.”
After no-one won the record £50.4m jackpot on Wednesday night there is at least £57.8m up for grabs tonight.
Tom Watson, 27, of the food services department at Waitrose’s Botley Road store, said that after giving some of the money to good causes “it would be amazing to spend a night in every country in the world”.
“But I think the places I would most like to go would be the Nordic countries as I’d love to get back into snowboarding.”
Colleague Emma Acornley, 20, a trainee teacher, added: “I would spend it on education to buy everything a local school needed. It is so important we give children as much of an opportunity as possible.”
Tonight’s draw will be a record breaker, with £15m more in the pot than in January 1996 when three tickets shared the then highest-ever jackpot of £42m.