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Boss warns staff to return to work after £30 million lottery win

Anish Vij

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Boss warns staff to return to work after £30 million lottery win

A mining boss from Australia has asked his staff to get back to work after 20 of his best employees won a mega £30 million (AU $53 million) jackpot.

This meant that each of his best workers got a whopping £1.44 million each (AU $2.6 million).

The boss, who works in the West Australian mining town of Kalgoorlie, admits there was utter disbelief when his staff revealed the news, ABC reports.

"They called me up last night to tell me they won the lotto and I did not believe them," the boss said.

Credit: B Christopher / Alamy Stock Photo
Credit: B Christopher / Alamy Stock Photo

Wood told them: "It's impossible, I don't believe you, you are joking."

Quite clearly, it was no prank.

The boss hopes that some workers will come back to work, despite winning a huge amount of cash.

"They're great workers," he said. "It is my best shift. They are all from here.

"I'm ecstatic. I'm very happy for each of them. I expect I might lose them though.

"I told them I will run after them and steal their ticket if they don't come back."

One of Wood's miners said she'll keep 'loading trucks' despite her AU $2.6million lottery win. Credit: Seven News
One of Wood's miners said she'll keep 'loading trucks' despite her AU $2.6million lottery win. Credit: Seven News

Although winning the lottery seems like the dream for most people, actual winners of the prize have been known to struggle with dealing with such huge amounts of cash.

Back in 2014, Neil Trotter felt like the luckiest man on Earth as he won the lottery and bagged himself an incredible cash prize.

His main concern was everyone doing the Only Fools and Horses joke that with a name like Trotter he was bound to have become a millionaire at some point, but pretty soon the enormity of the situation started to weigh on him.

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Quitting his job as a car mechanic, he was hoping to land a guest driving spot at the British Touring Car Championships.

He said: "Going from having to work to not having to work any more was quite a strange thing to adjust to, I soon found out that sitting at home watching telly all day was quite boring.

"If you want to live the dream, which is to have the house, the money and spend it you've got to go public. People have said in the past they'd hide the money."

"We get other winners that can help us and talk to us."

Featured Image Credit: Seven News/newsXpress Robina Town Centre/Facebook

Topics: Australia, National Lottery, Good News

Anish Vij
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