Blog: Leonie BarrieLottery jackpot

Leonie Barrie | 27 January 2005

What would you do if you won the lottery? Pack in the day job, travel the world, buy a new house and car, help out family and friends? I’m sure it’s a question we all ask ourselves at some time – but never have the luck to put it to the test. Unlike a syndicate of 25 machinists, shop floor workers and managers from a clothing factory in the UK who recently won a £14 million jackpot. Their response…to turn up at work as usual to help complete a Japanese sportswear order. The group, which makes up a quarter of the workforce at manufacturer Gymphlex, did concede though that productivity was a little lower than usual while the good news sunk in!


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