Two tradies opted out of a Lotto union to save money and lose $ 2.2 million

A group of 16 merchants (pictured) from Sydney hooked on $ 2.2 million in Lotto's Superdraw last week

A group of southwestern merchants in Sydney won $ 2.2 million in Lotto Superdraw on Saturday after releasing $ 10 each to buy the tickets.

Sadly, two men who had been part of the winning lottery union decided to leave the raffle last week in an attempt to save money.

The couple were on the receiving end of some playful banter from the rest of their co-workers when the group of 16 merchants discovered that they had won.

One of the men who opted out of the union spent his $ 10 buying a hamburger for lunch instead of a lottery ticket.

A group of 16 merchants (pictured) from Sydney hooked on $ 2.2 million in Lotto's Superdraw last week

A group of 16 merchants (pictured) from Sydney hooked on $ 2.2 million in Lotto's Superdraw last week

The union at the Haines Brothers earthworks site began only three weeks ago, said group leader David & # 39; Hoppa & # 39; Young to 9 News.

Divide 16 ways, each man will have a pocket of $ 137,500.

"We thought we would have an attack and see if we can not get it," he said.

With their share of the money, one of the men plans to buy a fishing boat, while others will put the money in mortgages and savings accounts.

"I know some of the other guys will put it to mortgages, renovations and they will definitely ruin their families," Young said.

Two men who had been part of the winning lottery union chose to sit last week's draw in an attempt to save money

Two men who had been part of the winning lottery union chose to sit last week's draw in an attempt to save money

Two men who had been part of the winning lottery union chose to sit last week's draw in an attempt to save money

The winning entry to Campbelltown was purchased at Shop 25A Campbelltown Marketfair, 4 Tindall Street, Campbelltown.

The participation of the union was one of the nine winning entries of division one in Australia in the lottery draw on September 1.

Three each from Victoria and New South Wales, and one each from Queensland, Western Australia and South Australia.

Each entry won a division one prize of $ 2,222,222.23.

The winning numbers 8 were 36, 16, 14, 10, 43 and 5, while the supplementary numbers were 19 and 18.

Last fiscal year, there were 290 winning entries from the Saturday Lottery in the Lott jurisdictions, which collectively earned more than $ 302.7 million.

The entry of the union was one of the nine winning entries of division one in Australia in the Lottery Saturday draw on September 1

The entry of the union was one of the nine winning entries of division one in Australia in the Lottery Saturday draw on September 1

The participation of the union was one of the nine winning entries of division one in Australia in the Lottery Saturday draw on September 1

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