MORE than 45,000 staff at supermarket giant Tesco are set to share in a £110m windfall.
Some workers are likely to pick up as much as £30,000 when two of the company' Save As You Earn schemes mature.
Staff at the Huddersfield store are among those set to benefit, after investing up to £250 a month in the three or five-year schemes.
They will have the option to buy Tesco shares at a price set when they joined - the 1998 price of 136p for those on the five-year scheme or the 2000 price of 198p for the three-year scheme.
Staff will then be free to sell their shares at a profit - the shares are now worth about 240p each - or keep them as an investment.
Checkout assistants, delivery drivers and managers are in the schemes.
Chief executive Sir Terry Leahy said: "This payout is a tribute to the hard work of our staff, who continue to share in the success of the business.
"SAYE is a safe and easy way for staff to save and provides real rewards for all their efforts."
The windfall comes just weeks after the Hertfordshire-based retailer announced a bumper set of sales figures for the Christmas period.