The 12-strong bakery team at Tesco, Chester formed a syndicate and have scooped £1m between them. 

The baker’s dozen have clinched the dough, but nearly missed out when they forgot to check the raffle code on the ticket.

Cath Batten, from Saltney, runs the syndicate at the Tesco store in Chester. She said: “I had checked our numbers online but for some reason I forgot to check the raffle code. I didn’t think it was a winning ticket but when I went to buy the next month of tickets I thought I had better just double check.”

She added: “This amount of money is life changing for all of us.”

Each has pocketed more than £83,000.