Roofer John Edmond of Port Seton in East Lothian regularly plays Lotto but, having become mixed up over what day it was, missed the draw on Wednesday 24th June and decided instead to give EuroMillions a spin for a change. It was a fortuitous move for the 32 year-old because he became one of ten winners of £1 million and a luxury holiday to Bali, Thailand or the Maldives thanks to the Mega Friday Millionaire Maker draw.
John has pledged to keep working, joking that he hopes his bosses at Midlothian Roofing will allow him the time off to enjoy the five-star break. Wife Amanda has quit her job and the couple say they will look to upgrade their car and find a house where their two young daughters can have separate rooms.
To see a full list of the winning Millionaire Maker codes from the Mega Friday EuroMillions draw on Friday 26th June, visit the EuroMillions Results page.
In Ireland, a young couple from Drogheda in Co Louth were similarly fortunate when they spent their €3 change from dinner on a EuroMillions ticket with EuroMillions Plus, rather than on the dessert they had been eyeing up. They scooped the top prize of €500,000 in the supplementary game, where the player’s line from the main EuroMillions game has an extra chance to win cash for an additional fee. Visit the dedicated page to learn more about EuroMillions Plus in Ireland.
These two winners discovered that the old cliche about being in it to win it certainly rings true. EuroMillions tickets for tonight’s draw are on sale now online or from authorised retailers in any of the participating countries.