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Lotto Win for Newlyweds

Lotto Win for Newlyweds
Updated: Thursday 24th April 2014

Getting married can be an expensive business, and in the current economic climate many newlywed couples have to brace themselves for potentially tough times, so a couple from Sapcote who recently tied the knot were understandably delighted when they won a Lotto prize worth £83,392. The win came in the draw held on Saturday 7 May, and the Strongs landed their prize by matching five of the six main numbers (which were 17, 18, 24, 29, 35 and 48) and the Bonus Ball (03). Even better, they discovered their win whilst they were still on their honeymoon in Las Vegas!

Pipa was checking her emails one morning when she saw that she had received one from the lottery organisers in the UK. “I immediately thought it was a spam email but after double checking I asked Scott to have a look too,” she explained. The couple then logged into their lottery account and saw confirmation of their win, along with a request to call the organiser.

“I started jumping up and down, screaming with joy but I couldn’t speak, I was lost for words,” Pipa said. “After calming down we both called our parents to tell them the good news.”

Scott and Pipa understand how useful this Lotto win could be for them, and have very sensibly decided to invest most of it, but they did splurge a little in Vegas, as Scott explains: “We were staying at the Bellagio Hotel in Vegas and there’s a Tiffany Shop open until midnight. Pipa treated herself to a necklace. We also hired a Corvette for a couple of days and drove to the Hoover Dam in Colorado.”

Now the couple are back in the UK and getting on with life as a married couple. “We treated ourselves to a few things whilst we were away and now need time to think about what to do with the rest,” Pipa said. “We both had lots of ideas for the money whilst we were away and plan to use it to help secure our future together.”

We congratulate Scott and Pipa and wish them both a long and happy marriage. As for everyone else reading these words, there is a EuroMillions double rollover jackpot of £29 million up for grabs on Tuesday 31 May and a Lotto jackpot of £2.4 million to play for on Wednesday 01 June. Click here to buy your lottery tickets online and good luck!

Published: Tuesday 31st May 2011

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