EuroMillions Player Celebrates £1.2 Million Win with New Lipstick
A City worker discovered she had won £1.2 million in the EuroMillions Mega Week draw on Tuesday 27th September and celebrated by buying a lipstick worth £5. Liz Anderson, who works as desk support on a trading floor in London’s financial district, initially ignored an email from the National Lottery in her inbox the morning after the draw, presuming she had won one of the lower-tier prizes. The 45-year-old eventually logged in to her online account whilst on a break and discovered that she was a millionaire.
Liz, who lives with her partner Frank Coles and 12-year-old daughter in Bromley in south east London, had bought her ticket just before she left the office on the day of the draw, remembering at the last minute that there were ten Millionaire Maker Mega Week prizes of £1 million and a 100 day round-the-world trip up for grabs.
When she eventually checked her lottery account, Liz admitted she was a little confused at first. “The balance hadn’t changed so I thought there must be a mistake, despite the socking great big banner at the top of the screen flashing ‘Congratulations you’ve won £1million and a holiday,” she told Biggin Hill Today, “at the time I thought it was just an ad so ignored it!”
Her first purchase as a millionaire was not the tropical holiday or sports car that many EuroMillions players dream of splashing out on, but something much more modest. She recalled, “I popped out and wandered about the City in a daze. At some point in my wandering I decided I ought to celebrate, so I went into Superdrug and bought myself a £5 lipstick!”
Liz didn’t break the news to Frank and their daughter until that evening, when they picked her up at her office on the way to see Arsenal take on Basel in the Champions League. A fantastic day for the family was rounded off with a 2-0 victory for Arsene Wenger’s men at the Emirates.
The lucky family chose the cash alternative to the holiday, making the oversized cheque they received from the National Lottery worth £1.2 million, and they say they will use it to pay off their mortgage, renovate their house and travel to Australia to see Frank’s son. Frank is hoping the win will allow him more time to practise his golf swing and Liz says she might look into different career options now they are financially secure.
EuroMillions returns tonight with a £15 million jackpot and two Millionaire Maker prizes of £1 million each guaranteed to be won by UK players. You can play EuroMillions online or visit any authorised retailer to get hold of physical tickets. Good luck!Published: Friday 14th October 2016
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