Darts Player Wins a Million
A darts player from Merthyr in South Wales achieved a personal best in the EuroMillions Millionaire Raffle Super Raffle draw on Tuesday 7 June by winning himself a cool £1 million! The Super Raffle was so-called because it created 15 millionaire winners instead of just one, and 38 year old Mark Benbow was among that lucky 15. After celebrating the win with fellow members of his darts team, the lottery winner plans to put his money to good use by treating his family, taking a holiday and buying a new house.
All EuroMillions players in the UK receive one Millionaire Raffle draw entry with every EuroMillions entry they purchase. Whereas the EuroMillions game requires players to match their own numbers with those selected in the draw in order to win a prize, the Millionaire Raffle game really is a raffle. In other words, if your raffle ticket number is selected at random, you automatically win £1 million.
Mark was visiting his brother when he decided to check his lottery ticket online. Although he didn’t win the EuroMillions jackpot itself, he had won a Millionaire Raffle prize worth £1,000,000, which was the best possible consolation.
“I’ll be putting on a free bar for the darts team and our opponents – they’re all good boys and I know they’ll love it,” Mark said. “The EuroMillions win is still all sinking in. When I found out I’d got £1 million I thought there must have been some sort of mistake.”
Mark is married to Lisa and the couple are having fun planning how to make the most of their Millionaire Raffle fortune. “The first thing to look for will be a holiday,” Mark said, “then we’ll be looking at moving to a house that’s bigger than the semi we’re in. We’ll be staying in the Merthyr area because I was born here, was brought up here and love the town and its people.”
This story of Millionaire Raffle success is a great reminder that you don’t necessarily have to win in the main EuroMillions game for your EuroMillions ticket to win you a fortune. Play EuroMillions online today and if you don’t land the £117 million jackpot on Tuesday 28 June you just might become the next Millionaire Raffle winner instead!
Written by Ian BruceTuesday 28th June 2011
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