John and Jacqui Pinyoun were having dinner on Saturday night when they discovered their win, as John, explains: “We were watching the Lotto draw, eating cod and chips like we do every week. The first three balls were drawn, and I said to Jacqui that we’d won £10. Then the fourth, fifth and sixth numbers were drawn and we had them all! We couldn’t believe it, we were so excited we couldn’t finish our dinner and put the rest of it in the bin!”
“We didn’t leave the house all evening. We just phoned some close family members and told them the good news. That evening, I put the ticket in my dressing table drawer, which is right next to my bed, as I didn’t want to let it out of my sight!”
John, who is a Branch Manager for a builders merchants, is now planning to buy a Mini convertible for his wife and also wants to book a trip to New Zealand so that they can catch up with friends there.
“This is a really exciting win,” he said. “Not just for us, but for the rest of the family, especially our three grown-up children as we want to look after them just as they have looked after us over the years.”
The jackpot was worth £4,734,660 and was split between the Pinyouns and another winning ticket.Monday 7th April 2008
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