Six Land Rover workers missed out on a Lottery win after they failed to buy the ticket - because the bingo machine at their community shop was broken.
The actual syndicate, who all work in the paint shop on the car factory in Solihull, West Midlands, play the same numbers every Saturday.
But the day prior to a February 23 draw, the device at the shop wherever they usually buy his or her ticket was broken so they really didn't buy one.
The following day the friends watched within horror as five in their numbers - 01, 08, 15, 21 and 39 - as well the bonus ball 32 got up.
If they experienced bought their usual solution they would have scooped £173,400 - which works out at £30,900 each.
A workmate at the factory said today: 'They're gutted. The worker that went to buy this ticket had already explained to the other syndicate associates that he had definitely not been able to accomplish that before the draw was developed.
'Apparently he couldn't buy it because of a damaged machine at a store, but asked if any individual else wanted to move and get a citation.
'I think they absorb it turns so it isn't down to one individual. They decided to leave it that week but this numbers came up.
'These people knew the numbers, in order that they could see what they'd have won.
'I do not think I would have checked, I wouldn't want to recognise I had lost almost £30,000.
'What you could potentially do with that style of cash doesn't bear considering.'
A Camelot spokeswoman stated today: 'We are i am sorry to hear that several grouped players were not able to buy a ticket at this juncture.
'We would like in order to guarantee players that instances of this kind are very uncommon as Camelot again exceeded the rigorous performance criteria set by our regulator, National Lottery Commission, for the most recent financial year regarding "availability to play game titles" across our terminal system.'
The unlucky syndicate from the Land Rover factory throughout Solihull watched in repugnance as their lottery volumes came up... but they will hadn't bothered to have a ticket
The unlucky consortium from the Land Rover factory in Solihull viewed in horror as the lottery numbers came up... but they hadn't side tracked to get a admission
There are more in comparison with 28,500 National Lottery retailers across the United kingdom, with more than 96 per cent of britain adult population living or perhaps working within two mile after mile of a lottery airport terminal.
She added: 'We might also like to point out to players that they can get their tickets up in order to eight weeks in move forward for Lotto or they will buy from our web site.'
A spokesperson for Jaguar Land Bird of passage said: 'This is not a work-related issue and possesses not caused problems.'
Among other Lottery difficult luck stories is this Hewlett Packard worker who missed out on any share of a £45million Euromillions jackpot with November 2009.
Seven associated with his colleagues in Gatwick each pocketed £6million immediately after sharing half of your £91million bonanza, but he previously been forced to stop the syndicate to lower your expenses.