Gareth Bull, a self-employed builder, found himself stuck in his van and unable to complete a job due to the rain. To avoid being on the wrong end of a soaking, the 40-year-old drove himself and his employees to a shop that they had never been to before. While visiting the store, Gareth decided to purchase a EuroMillions Lucky Dip ticket to brighten his day, but little did he know that that playslip would soon make any financial clouds in his life disappear once and for all with a jackpot win worth £40.6 million.
A little EuroMillions luck also helped Lee Kirk waltz away with a sensational prize. The Hertfordshire resident suffered a temporary lapse of memory as he bought himself a Lucky Dip lottery ticket, thinking it was for Wednesday night’s Lotto draw. Fortunately, the ticket in his possession was for Tuesday night’s EuroMillions draw and successfully matched five of the seven winning numbers to land the car salesman a reward of £50,396. Lee’s mistake only came to light the next morning as his wife, Lorraine, examined the ticket.
There are plenty of players out there who will leave buying their ticket for tonight’s draw until the last minute, but don’t fear, as it could be a jackpot-winning masterstroke. That is precisely how Joseph Whiting picked up his lottery prize. The Camden road sweeper was at home and not planning to venture out until he experienced a sudden urge: “At 19.15pm ish I suddenly decided I would go to the shop and put the lottery on. It must have been fate, I shouldn’t have gone out, and still don’t know why I got up and decided to go,” he told lottery officials. Joseph reached the retailer at 19:20, with the draw closing at 19:30, and bought three Lucky Dip tickets, one of which would land him a UK Lotto jackpot worth £4.5 million.
So, if you’re feeling lucky ahead of tonight’s £122 million draw, head online or to your nearest authorised retailer and pick up your EuroMillions ticket. With a splash of good fortune, it could be the best decision you have ever made! Good luck!
This article was amended at 15.06 BST to show the updated estimated jackpot for the draw on 04/10/16.