Corby was buzzing with excitement, if not buses, on Saturday as a syndicate of bus drivers won the £38 million EuroMillions jackpot. A dozen StageCoach drivers scooped the huge win, and syndicate leader Dave Mead reportedly threw a party for his colleagues after checking the numbers online. One driver walked out halfway through a shift after learning the news and others called in asking for the day off.
A fellow driver who was not part of the syndicate told The Sun: “You won’t find any of them at work today, that’s for sure. It will be interesting to see if any of them ever come back.” Hardly surprising considering that each individual will pocket £3.1 million each. Despite the bus service being severely disrupted, Corby residents seemed not to mind too much with one resident tweeting: ‘The whole town is talking about it. Try getting a bus in Corby today! Lol.’