Just before the start of the Fifa World Cup back in June, we decided we would run a sweep stake here in the office.
I took it upon myself to organise it, but of course left it until the last minute and had to draw teams for some colleagues who had already left for the day.
We all threw £1 in and the prize fund reached a whopping £16! But then it's not about the money, it's the fun of taking part and teasing each other when someone's team beats another!
I managed to bag myself 2 great teams (without even cheating) - The Netherlands & Brazil & so thought I was well in with a chance.
As it transpired both my teams did very well & made it to the semi-finals, only to be knocked out by Germany and Argentina.
This left only 2 people in with a chance of claiming the prize. It was Lynne vs Sylwia / Germany vs Argentina!
At this stage we all know that Germany went on to win 1-0 in extra time. The winning goal coming in the 113th minute, scored by substitute Mario Götze.
I managed to get a picture of Lynne collecting her prize & we all had a good chuckle at what she received.
Instead of the £16 she actually received the majority in sterling, a €5 Euro note and an IOU £1 from Pawel! lol. We were all secretly just a bit jealous as she also won the Euro 2012 sweep stake having selected Spain to win! Who knew Lynne was so into football :)
Now she just has to decide how she's going to spend her winnings! Maybe on some of our world cup winning snacks!