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Holidaymakers Return to Lotto Win

Holidaymakers Return to Lotto Win
Updated: Friday 17th July 2015

Most people who dream of winning a Lotto jackpot tend to imagine that they will celebrate by jetting straight off to sunnier climes, but a couple from Tamworth in Staffordshire did quite the opposite. Malcolm Bosworth and his wife Dawn were already on holiday in Egypt when they received email notification of news about a Lotto entry that they had purchased online, but they couldn’t log into their account because they were no longer in the UK. Malcolm joked that they might be millionaires as they sunned themselves on the beach, but he had no idea that his comment was entirely accurate!

The winning entry had been for the Lotto draw on Wednesday 24 June, and the Bosworths matched the numbers 14, 23, 28, 33, 35 and 42 to scoop a jackpot worth £5,872,705. The couple returned from their holiday in Sharm el-Sheikh on Tuesday 7 July, and after attending to the usual unpacking of suitcases, Dawn decided to check their emails before going to work in the afternoon. 

When Dawn checked the news about her online Lotto ticket, she was initially thrilled because she thought that she had won £5,000. She asked her daughter to check the message for her, and the magnitude of the win – that it was worth millions rather than thousands - was quickly relayed back. There was a moment of stunned silence, and then the celebratory screaming started.

Malcolm and Dawn, who have four children and ten grandchildren, have already resigned from their jobs and are now making plans about how to start enjoying their new-found wealth. Dawn has said that she is used to shopping at Primark and that she intends to carry on doing so, but she has also admitted to wanting a swimming pool and a new kitchen, and it will probably be in a new house in the area. Malcolm has said that they will help their family and that he will be buying himself a Maserati.

The couple have three big celebrations on the horizon, with Malcolm’s 65th birthday, Dawn’s 60th birthday and their 40th wedding anniversary all coming up, so they are planning to take a cruise and celebrate all three occasions in style. 

We congratulate Malcolm and Dawn on their win and we hope that they enjoy every penny of their jackpot prize. In the meantime, those of you who have been inspired to try and achieve your own online lottery success will be pleased to hear that there is a brand new EuroMillions jackpot of around £10 million to be won this Tuesday, as well as a guaranteed Millionaire Maker prize of £1 million. Visit our EuroMillions Statistics page to see which numbers are most overdue to appear, enjoy the game and good luck with your entries!

Published: Monday 13th July 2015

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