The 1960's pop combo from Solihull in the West Midlands, the Applejacks, who had a monster 60's hit with 'Tell Me When' have announced that they are to form a National Lottery Syndicate.
Initially, it is thought that the syndicate will only involve members of the pop group, but insiders say that if the scheme takes off, the syndicate could be expanded to involve the people of Solihull, and if that takes off, lead singer Al Jackson has hinted that the scheme may be rolled out nationwide.
Lottery syndicates aren't a new development in the UK, and are quite common in workplaces, among families, and among pub and club members, but it is thought that this is the first time that a lottery syndicate has been formed by a 1960's pop combo who once had a hit with 'Tell Me When.'
"What it is, right," lead singer Al Jackson explained. "We get a bit fed up of constantly touring in these 60's revival shows, so we come up with this syndicate idea as a bit of a diversion. And who knows? We might even come out of it with a few bob. I reckon it'd be dead good if everybody in the country joined the Applejacks lottery syndicate, but a bit of a nightmare sharing the winnings out."
Roy Wood, out of Roy Wood's 'Wizzard' who sang 'I Wish It Could Be Christmas Every Day' was unavailable for comment, but a spokesperson revealed that Roy will be keeping a close eye on the Applejacks' lottery syndicate scheme, although it is doubtful at this point that he will follow the lead.
"Roy's more likely to open up a greetings card factory or something," the spokesperson said.
More as we get it.