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Bolton Mum Discovers Mega Friday Win During Bulgarian Break

A EuroMillions player from Bolton who won a fantastic prize in the August Mega Friday draw has revealed that she was on holiday in Bulgaria when she found out about her success. Annette Dawson was one of ten Millionaire Maker winners in the special draw on Friday 28th August, landing £1 million and a luxury trip to the private island resort of Song Saa off the coast of Cambodia.

Annette, a mother of two, has recently enjoyed a landmark birthday and she is delighted that she will now be able to celebrate in style. She said in the Manchester Evening News: “Life really does begin at 40. What has happened to me and my family is absolutely phenomenal, there is no other word for it. Winning a million pounds is totally life-changing but winning this amazing holiday too is just spectacular.”

Annette plays EuroMillions online, but was away in Bulgaria when she was contacted via email with a message asking her to check her account. She asked her sister back in the UK to look for her and could not believe the news when she was told. “My sister initially text [sic] and said she thought I had won £1,000 and then there was another text saying you have won £1 million, call, call me now, you have got to call me immediately. I really thought it was a wind up as my sister is always playing jokes on me. I phoned her straight away and she just burst out crying so I knew it must really be true.”

Apart from purchasing a new suit, Annette and her husband carried on with their Bulgarian holiday as normal before returning home more than a week later, and it is then that she admits the feeling ‘really started to sink in’. She has no intention of quitting her job as an accountant, but is thrilled that she will be able to pay off her mortgage and provide ‘a great nest-egg’ for her daughters.

One UK ticket holder is guaranteed to experience what it is like to scoop £1 million in tonight’s EuroMillions draw, so make sure to buy a ticket online or at an authorised retailer and then check to see if you have matched the winning Millionaire Maker code. You can look up previous winning codes in the EuroMillions Results section, along with all the most recent winning EuroMillions numbers and prize breakdowns.

There will be a EuroMillions jackpot of £15 million (€21 million) on offer this evening if anyone can match all five main numbers and both Lucky Stars. There was a rollover last Friday night, but a player from the UK snatched the top prize of £22.4 million one week ago, so anything is possible as long as you have those tickets to hand! Good luck!

Published: Tue, 15 September 2015 - 8:45am
Last Updated: Thu, 26 November 2015 - 9:45am
Published By: Euro-Millions.com