Holiday Ticket Wins EuroMillions
A lottery ticket bought on holiday resulted in a couple from Manchester winning a EuroMillions jackpot worth £12.4 million on Friday 11 June. Sharon and Nigel Mather purchased the lucky ticket whilst on a break in Minehead – a break that Sharon ’s father had given the couple so that they could enjoy some time away with their two children, Rhys and Lewis. However, it wasn’t until the couple returned to their home in Sale that they checked the lottery results and discovered that, whilst their holiday had ended, their new lives as multi-millionaires had just begun!
“We were delighted when my dad offered to pay for us to have a week away with the children,” Sharon said. “Unfortunately, he hasn’t been well recently and we had to cut the holiday short to come back and see him in hospital. He is now recovering well and we were thrilled to be able to tell him that, thanks to his generosity, he has given us an amazing gift. We will be making sure we return the favour, as our lucky win was all thanks to him.”
Sharon works for Trafford Council as an Information Service Officer and is only just getting used to being back at work after taking maternity leave (Lewis is now 1 and Rhys is 4). Nigel manages Menzies Pinewood Hotel in Manchester and usually works on Christmas Day every year. The EuroMillions jackpot win, which was worth £12,408,000, means that the lottery winners can now spend more time with the children.
“I really missed Rhys and Lewis as soon as I went back to work, so I am delighted that I am now able to stay at home and spend as much time with them as possible,” Sharon said. And then, thinking ahead to Christmas 2010, she added, “Hopefully we can spend Christmas Day this year somewhere hot like Dubai or Barbados . More importantly we will be spending it as a family”.
The next EuroMillions game this Friday 18 June will give players their own chance to win jackpot of around £12 million as well as a Millionaire Raffle prize worth £1 million. Buy lottery tickets online and you too could soon be spending some quality time in the exotic location of your choice!
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