According to a report by SIC Notícias, the 10 employees started group betting on the lottery three years ago and have now won big.

"We cried, we jumped, it was emotional. I will only believe it when I see the money coming into my account", said Helena Costa, one of the winning lottery players, who will receive, like her companions, €80,000, as the state will be taking 20 percent of all the winnings.

There are 200,000 euros that will end up in the state coffers and that, for Violante Raposo, another of the awarded employees, "could be well donated to an institution", giving the home where she works as an example.