National Lottery Millionaire Milestone
The 2,500th National Lottery player to become a millionaire has been named as Annette Brown, a retired lunch lady from Borrowstounness (often known as Bo’ness) in Falkirk, Scotland. Annette, who is 77 years of age, achieved her status as the milestone winner by landing a share of the Lotto jackpot on Wednesday 13 October. The jackpot on that day was worth £2,302,992, but two tickets matched all six main numbers, so the two jackpot winners each received £1,151,496. The lottery results for the draw that made Annette the 2,500th National Lottery millionaire were 18, 19, 24, 26, 27 and 44, and the Bonus Ball (not required for the jackpot) was number 08.
Annette discovered her win the day after the draw when she visited her local newsagent and checked her numbers. “I was anxious to get the tickets out of my purse and into the bin so when the shop assistant told me to come through the back I was completely taken aback,” Annette explained. “Then she showed me the slip telling me how much I’d won. I was in so much shock that the kind shop assistant had to drive me home. She even had to tell my daughter what had happened – I was speechless.”
Annette has two daughters, two sons and seven grandchildren, and she intends to use some of her winnings to buy treats all round. Of course, she intends to treat herself as well…
“I haven’t decided exactly what I’m doing with the money yet but will certainly be taking a trip to Canada to see my relatives,” she said. “I’ve already been ten times but this time I can travel in real luxury.”
Annett continued: “At least two of my grandchildren are nearing 17 so I know they’ll be after a new car and I’m sure I’ll have plenty of requests from the others too.”
Now that Annette has been declared the 2,500th National Lottery millionaire the next big milestone will be the 3,000th millionaire. Of course, becoming a millionaire by winning a lottery jackpot is well worth celebrating no matter how many people have achieved the same thing before you, so our advice would be to have a go at becoming the next big winner as soon as possible.
Buy lottery tickets online today and you can play for a EuroMillions jackpot of £13 million this Friday 29 October and a Lotto rollover jackpot of £7.1 million on Saturday 30 October. And if you fancy helping yourself to some Halloween fun, visit the Lottery Casino to take advantage of a very special three day Halloween Cashback Offer that runs from Friday to Sunday. Happy Halloween and good luck!Thursday 28th October 2010
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