Welsh Family Syndicate Wins £61 Million
Updated: Wednesday 3rd August 2016
A family syndicate from Wales has gone public after matching all seven of the numbers drawn in the EuroMillions lottery game last Friday 29 July. The jackpot landed by the Monmouthshire family was worth £61,102,442, which makes it the tenth largest win that has been achieved by lottery players in the UK.
The numbers that gave the winners their fortune were 01, 21, 26, 40 and 50, along with the Lucky Star numbers 02 and 04. The winning syndicate consists of five members, including 23-year-old Stephanie Davies, her sister Courtney, her mother Sonia and Sonia’s partner Keith Reynolds. Sonia and Keith were on holiday in the USA at the time of the win, so returning home to collect a £61 million jackpot will no doubt have helped to cure the usual post-holiday blues to quite a large extent.
Although this EuroMillions jackpot success puts the family into the National Lottery Top 10 of winners, it isn’t the biggest prize landed by any means. That accolade belongs to Scottish couple Colin and Chris Weir, who won a staggering £161 million in July 2011. Just over a year later, in August 2012, Adrian and Gillian Bayford from Suffolk won the sum of just over £148 million.
The decision about whether or not to go public after a lottery jackpot win is never an easy one to make, but given the fact that it is probably quite difficult to hide a multi-million pound fortune, taking control of the situation by going public from the very beginning does make sense. It also serves to encourage other players by demonstrating that big wins really are achieved by regular people who just happened to buy themselves a ticket, so we applaud this family for choosing to share their good news with the rest of the nation.
Players who want to try and win a EuroMillions jackpot of their own will have £20 million to play for this Friday 5 August after no player succeeded in matching all seven numbers on Tuesday. Good luck to those of you who participate in the game, and be sure to let us know if you too manage to win big.Published: Wednesday 3rd August 2016
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